Pavillon Séraphine: a room dedicated to the disabled in Sartrouville

The Séraphine Pavilion is a place that promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in Sartrouville (Yvelines)

It is a place of life, with smiles and without difference. that Seraphine pavilionnew equipment for Sartrouville inaugurated on May 14, campaigns for inclusion people who suffer from handicap on the territory.

Located in the Dispensary Park next to the Maison de la Petite Enfance, the building that pays homage to the painter by his name Seraphine Louis suffering from mental illness, aims to be a place open to all families sartrouvilloises faced with any handicap.

“We want everyone to feel good in their city,” insists Gina Le Divenach, a city councilor with responsibility for disability. Here it is a place of freedom for parents and children who want plenty of time to express their feelings. “

Gina Le DivenachMunicipal councilor for the disabled

The Mayor, Stone background indicates that the city has “refined its comprehensive family policy to meet all needs. The family is the first level of education, we must give it the means to build it in peace and quiet”.

For all disabilities and the whole family

Framed by health professionals Mostly located in Sartrouville and accessible to associations and municipal structures involved in disability, the Séraphine Pavilion is divided into four rooms: a media library adorned with custom games and a documentary collection for individuals and professionals; -one collaboration space ; -one training room where families and partners can talk together; one piece sensory simulationorganized according to the Snoezelen method, for young people and children with behavioral problems.

Pavillon Séraphine, which is currently available by appointment, except on Wednesday afternoons, where admission is free (via the city’s website or on 01 61 30 50 25), will eventually have a longer opening time.

“Discussion groups with families, training in receiving children with disabilities and about first aid in mental health, adapted sports sessions, creative and cultural workshops, but also reading and presentation of our partners are planned in the coming weeks,” explains Maryse Laviolette, coordinator of Sartrouville Local Health Contract and Head of the Department of Prevention, Health and Disability. »

“The goal for health professionals and associations is also to arrange activities and meetings outside to anchor this inclusion. »

Maryse Laviolette
The Séraphine Pavilion consists of 4 rooms.
The Séraphine Pavilion consists of 4 rooms. (© 78news)

A city committed to disability

This achievement, which is part of the local health council, also reflects the system Autism embassyset up in 2018, where “working groups had made it possible for parents of autistic children and professionals working on this theme to make their real needs known on a daily basis,” recalls Gina Le Divenach, then ambassador as the mother of a teenager. of the autism spectrum.Many initiatives had since been implemented and the Pavillon Séraphine further demonstrates the city’s involvement in disability issues. ”

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The Séraphine Pavilion has a sensory simulation room.
The Séraphine Pavilion has a sensory simulation room. (© 78news)

With a total cost of € 91,223, the Séraphine Pavilion, which previously housed the Maternal and Child Protection Center (PMI), received € 31,000 in financial support from the Department from CAF, GMF, Educational City and the Rotary Club of Houilles-Bezons-Sartrouville to a value of € 7,000.

The Île-de-France region should soon join this project to develop a therapeutic and sensory garden.

“Autism is the major regional cause of 2022, so we want to be a partner in this new feat. »

Alexandra DublancheRegional Vice-President

“Acting for people with disabilities means recognizing them as citizens,” insists MP Yaël Braun-Pivet.

Elodie Taillade

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