Disability aids and equipment
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The cost of sensory equipment

Hi. I have a disabled son who is profoundly deaf and autistic. We were lucky enough to have some fantastic family and friends organise a fundraiser so we could create a sensory room for him. It cost over £5000...and that was for a 1.75m bubble tube, optic lights, a prjector a few other bits and bobs. After shopping around on numerous sensory sites...i was shocked and disgusted by how much some of the products were ridiculously overpriced...simply in my opinion because they are "sensory toys". Just one example ROMPA ask almost 70 pound + vat + postage for a wooden chime set on strings. I would like to know opinions on the cost of sensory equipment...if its worth it the quality etc. Im looking to write an letter to my local mp obviously my opinion is a bit biased so any feedback or comments would be appreciated.

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