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Chillicothe Elementary School – Sensory Room

A sensory room at Chillicothe Elementary School opened this year to help children who are on the spectrum.  Special Services Director Emily Schmidt says the room was made possible with the assistance of Chillicothe’s Rotary Club.  She says Pam Jarding was key in starting the project.

Rotary approached the school about providing the funding for the room.

Schmidt says the room is currently serving six children, but with the expansion of the number of students at CES next year, she expects that number to grow to about fifteen.

Angela Polling from Rotary says they provided a variety of items for the room.

Including crash pads, an indoor swing, textural items, lights, and busy items for the hands.

Schmidt says this was not a school funded project and the work was done primarily by Rotary.

They wrote the grant and assembled items, painted, and even the Rotary Club at CHS assisted in the project.

Schmidt says materials were also purchased for teachers to borrow for their classrooms for students who need them, as well as books to be read-aloud and help students understand their classmates who have Autism or other related disabilities.