My journey into understanding the impact of disabilities on family life began early, with experiences in the family. This awareness deepened when, as one of the older kids at school, I was paired with an autistic boy during lunchtimes. Witnessing his meltdowns and observing how he sought solace under tables to create his own space was eye-opening. I learned that creating a calm and relaxing environment, especially under pressure, was key to helping him….
This experience sparked the idea of creating a "calming safe space" where children could freely express themselves, have a space of their own, and transport themselves to another world.
2014 - The Future
Since its inception in 2014, PODS has undergone continuous development, with a focus on creating interchangeable environments for children. When my daughter was born in 2018, I was thrilled to provide her with the immersive sensory experience of PODS. The addition of themed audiobooks, eBooks, and sound effects in 2019 allowed me to dive deeper into building the imaginary worlds that I had sought as a child.