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San Clemente, CA: SPED students have 'Escape Space' for sensory overload

Nov 22, 2021, San Clemente Times: San Clemente High Community Celebrates Opening of ‘Escape Space’ for Special-Needs Students

If special-needs students at San Clemente High School feel sensory overload or are stressed, there’s now a safe zone they can enter to catch their breath. The school hosted a ribbon-cutting for the opening of the zone, referred to as an “escape space,” on Thursday, Nov. 18. Inside the area, there are hammocks, chairs, exercise machines, and artificial turf, so those with special needs can relax when they feel overwhelmed. The escape-space walls are painted in a calming blue hue to put kids at ease….


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