Zonta has donated 5 SENSORY BOXES
The project started when a long time supporter of ASK (Autism Society of the Keys), KWPD Chief Bradenburg approached ASK and asked for help making a box that officers could have in their police cars that would contain specific items to help when they recover a lost or upset involved in a call with a disability, specifically autism.
Together ASK and KWPD created a small black toolbox that contains several items, including a pair of headphones (noise), a dry erase board (for non-verbal persons), a timer (transition), a weighted puppy (sensory), and many other items. Each of the items in the box was hand-picked to help with children with disabilities but could help with any child.
The boxes will be in the supervisor’s cars, ambulances, as well as SRO (School Resource Officer vehicles).
ASK has now made and distributed nearly 100 boxes throughout the Keys, these boxes have already been used several times throughout the Keys to help in difficult situations.