The Alabama Power Service Organization began creating a therapeutic room for students with special needs at an elementary school in Rainbow City. The organization is creating a sensory room that will have active and calming areas for students with autism and other special needs.
A sensory room is an environment where students can go to develop their senses through special lighting, music, and other objects. This can also be a place for children who are overwhelmed by loud noises can come and be calmed. Sherwin Williams donated all the paint and the Alabama Power Organization members donated their time and all the sensory objects to go inside the room.
Principal Tanya Clark believes this will be a great addition for the students. Principal Clark says she hopes to have the room complete for the students to enjoy the beginning of next week.