Canton Ohio: Elementary school unveils a sensory room

Aug 18, 2017, (OH) What’s new in Minerva Local Schools? Minerva Elementary will unveil its Star Room, a sensory room for students who benefit from stimulation of light, sounds or touch. The room, partially funded through the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation, includes mood lighting, a ball pit, weighted blankets and a wall with a waterfall of colors. Positive behaviors recognized Minerva Elementary has established the Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports program, which encourages good behavior rather than relying on punishment for bad behavior. The school has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a PBIS Bronze school.