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Fullerton, CA: Elementary school opens sensory room to serve all disabled students

May 22, 2018, Chatsworth (CA) Journal: Sensory Room Provides Focus for Autistic Students An elementary school in California has opened a new "sensory room" with the help of Fullerton Cares, a local non-profit that advocates for people with autism. Fullerton School District's Sunset Lane Elementary will make the space available to all people with disabilities in the school system. The room features a swing structure with multiple swings, a touch wall for tactile input, a squishy corner, multiple sensory bins, light-up bubble tubes and an outdoor garden area. … According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism is a developmental disability that can create social, communication and behavioral challenges. A 2014 study of 11 communities in just as many states found that one in 59 children aged 8 were identified with autism spectrum disorder.

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