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TWU students volunteering for Sensory Friendly Family Day at arboretum

Each fall, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden hosts a Sensory Friendly Family Day, and this year Texas Woman's University students will help with the event. 

The experience has specially designed exhibits to explore pumpkins, complete a nature obstacle course and theraputic activities. 

Students from TWU's School of Occupational therapy will help families during the activities and will have a "sensory respite" area for participants who become overstimulated. 

"This hands-on service learning opportunity benefits all parties," TWU associate professor Tina Fletcher said in a press release. "TWU's occupational therapy students learn how to plan and implement activities, work with community partners, and meet children and families who face community participation challenges. The arboretum, in turn, benefits from the expertise of the TWU occupational therapy faculty and the assistance of the students."

Registration for the event closes Friday and is available on the arboretum's website