Helping youth with autism

  • Location
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Status
  • Age Level
    11 to 13 Years

The Problem

From the National Autism Resources a study showing the using of fidgets to support attention and on task behavior would help. Studies have shown that using fidgets and stress balls can increase focus and attention and also work as a stress management tool. (1,2,3,) Fidgets that Help Focus and Attention in the Classroom There is no official definition of a \\\"fidget toy.\\\" (10) Generally speaking a fidget is a small item you can manipulate with your hands. Good classroom fidgets are quiet, discreet, have an interesting texture, and allow for lots of finger and hand movement. Some of our favorite fidgets include: Squigglet Bracelet Stress-less Gel Ball Tangle Toy Pencil Fidget Toppers Inside Out Ball Squeeze Star

Our Plan

With are 3d printers in Millard Public Schools, Bellevue Public schools, and Omaha Public Schools we will create fidgets for youth that staff will give youth these type of fidgets to use.

Themes Addressed

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The Benefit

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