Welcome to Sensory Oasis for Kids!
Hello! My name is Jody and I am a Melbourne based mum who had spent years looking for great quality and reasonably priced products for kids with special needs, and then after much frustration I had a brainwave!
I decided to take the bull by the horns and start up my own site filled with wonderful things for special needs kids, inspired by my overwhelming love for and commitment to my three Autistic sons.
Not only are my three gorgeous boys Autistic, they all have Sensory Processing Disorder, severe Anxiety and two of them also have ADHD. A quiet life is definitely not the norm in our noisy, happy house, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
The name of the site, Sensory Oasis for Kids (SOK), is inspired by my sons’ initials – Sebastian, Oliver and Kobe who are my world. I’ve spent many hours helping them, attending therapy and learning everything I can about their disorders as well as listening to what they need.
My boys were all assessed and diagnosed within one year and as you can imagine, it was a very tough year for all of us. But I was lucky enough to find a wonderful bunch of supportive parents and therapists who helped me through that initial super hard time. Now I have started my own wonderful ASD Support Group and which is full of amazing people who look out for each other everyday. My shoulders have had many tears cried on them and I am so happy to be able to help and mentor others as others helped me. I have also just started a Kids Gaming and Craft Club for kids on the spectrum which has been super popular and successful which makes me so happy.
My new big, bright and welcoming store in Altona North gives you a chance to come in, bring the kids and try things out before you buy them. We are super “kid-friendly” here and the shop gets messed up on a daily basis by happy children (and adults!) enjoying squishing, squeezing and playing with everything. I look forward to see you soon!
Thank you for visiting my site, I hope you find what you are looking for.