Students Design Sensory-based Facilities - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

05/26/05

Students Design Sensory-based Facilities

Students at the Savannah College of Art and Design are trying to help children who suffer from autism. This afternoon several groups of SCAD students presented models of indoor and outdoor facilities that are sensory-based for autistic children.

This is a joint effort between SCAD and Learning on the Log, a nonprofit organization offering sensory-based programs for children with special needs.

"They're going to be working on a very innovative and unique designs that could really assist our children in our programs," said Jenny Lobel with Learning on the Log.

The City of Savannah doesn't have many facilities that work with with autistic children, so they're hoping to create a team-based program to help fill the gap.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com

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