GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A local school that works with students with developmental disabilities is now back open—after facing a multitude of challenges getting there.
Safety measures like wearing a mask or social distancing are tough but particularly difficult for someone with autism.
For people with autism, routines and schedules are relied upon to make their world comforting, But that isn’t always possible during a pandemic.
“For the last five months it’s possible their structure was kind of turned upside down,” says Michelle Stroyne, with The Children’s Center, located near 51st and Glendale avenues, in Glendale.
They are at the forefront of helping children with disabilities navigate their new world. Starting with having to wear face masks.
“Any little sensory piece like having it tug on their ears for example, that could feel like one thousand pounds,” said Stroyne
Over the summer, the school prepared parents and students for