ATHENS, Ala — Some community leaders stepped up to give Limestone County Schools' sensory rooms, a makeover.
The rooms are for students who are overwhelmed and anxious. The founder of "Make A Way Foundation", Stacey Givens, spearheaded this idea, and worked with the First United Methodist Church in Athens to make it happen.
So far, East Limestone High School and Creekside Elementary School received the makeovers.
Each room has equipment that allows students to spin, bounce, and crash.
"The lighting is very calming, the colors are very calming. And it's just a nice place that students who may need some time-out. It's a great place for them to go," says Supt. Randy Shearouse.
"This has just been awesome. They love it. They come in. They can decompress," added autism support teacher, Yoneka Pride.
The founder of "Make A Way Foundation" would like to have a sensory room at each Limestone County School.