Broken Arrow School Opens Sensory Classroom For Students With Autism

Friday, May 20th 2016, 6:19 pm
By: News On 6

Broken Arrow Public Schools celebrated the grand opening of a new room specially design to help students with autism.

It’s at Oliver Middle School.

The room is full of different exercises with sounds, lighting and scents to help kids become aware of their environment.

“Students with autism experience such extreme frustrations and not being able to verbalize maybe or having over sensory stimuli, and so having this type of environment allows them to be aware of themselves,” Executive Director of Academic Programs Gena Koster said.

Students from Wolf Creek Elementary, which is across the street from Oliver, also will get to use the room.