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Teens make free at-home therapy kits for kids with special needs

The kits are filled with games to help children improve and support their communication, behavioral, emotional, social, and motor skills.
Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 4:20 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A group of California and Reno teens started AUesome. The teens make free at-home therapy kits for kids with special needs.

Co-founder Priyanka Senthil said therapy was at a halt or went virtual during the pandemic.

“I started thinking about how hard this COVID situation would be for them, it’s hard for all of us, but especially for these little children with special needs." She added, "Staying at home and not being able to have the same routine they usually have in their life is really difficult.”

The kits are filled with games to help children improve and support their communication, behavioral, emotional, social, and motor skills. The group designed these kits with input from therapists, non-profit organizations, and experts from different universities like UNR.

A local mother Balakrupa Ramchandran uses the kit and says its been beneficial during the pandemic. Her 4-year-old son Makund has autism and ADHD.

Ramchandran uses the kit between therapy sessions. She said the kits helps you understand your child’s needs better.

“It gives you an opportunity for the parents to sit with the kids and to see what the kid likes or what the kid is struggling with.”

A group of California and Reno teens came together to create AUesome.
A group of California and Reno teens came together to create AUesome.(KOLO)

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