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January 20 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us for a  FREE  Sensory-Friendly Saturday for guests, families, and individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory processing needs.

Experience the peacefulness and fun of the Garden with disturbances minimized. An air-conditioned take-a-break space will be provided, as well as hands-on activities for the whole family! Free admission applies between 4 – 6pm only.

Registration required; RSVP by completing this form.


To coincide with the January 20 Sensory-Friendly Saturday, the Garden is proud to host the 2023-2024 Additional Needs Art Contest Reception & Awards from 4-6pm in partnership with Additional Needs, Inc. The reception will feature artwork from five different age groups, spanning from 5 years old (Kindergarten) to adults (over 18) with additional needs. During the event, the winners of the “Celebration of Creation” contest will be announced. In addition to partnering with Additional Needs, Inc, the Garden is delighted to welcome the several local service organizations who will be participating in the event.

Participating organizations include:

  • Additional Needs, Inc.
  • Arts4All Florida
  • Easterseals Naples
  • Golisano Children’s Healthcare Center of Naples
  • Lighthouse of Collier
  • North Naples Therapy & Enrichment Services
  • STARability Foundation
  • The Naples Players KidzAct

The mission of Additional Needs, Inc. is to change society’s perspective on disability & special needs with the phrase additional needs, while providing convenient access to valuable resources and tools to help those with additional needs reach their full potential. Learn more about Additional Needs, Inc.


Sensory Friendly Saturdays is supported by a grant from the Collier Community Foundation. 

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