The Evansville Police Department said Thursday that its Juvenile Unit had received several sensory equipment kids from a local mom.
According to EPD, Evansville mom Kelsey Schapker developed the sensory equipment kits, which will be used for kids and young adults with special needs in the event of a tragedy or crisis.
The kits will help school liaison officers, who serve in multiple EVSC schools, keep students calm and appropriately communicate with an individual with autism or special needs.
EPD says the kits are named on behalf of Kelsey’s son, Camden, who received an Autism diagnosis and would struggle to communicate his needs in the event of an emergency. The kits are known as "CAMSE Kits" (Short for Cam’s Sensory Equipment Kits).
The kits include a weighted animal, a Pop-It, stickers, stacking blocks, and a fidjigami, among other items according to EPD.