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Posey County Mom Teams Up With Sheriff's Office to Create Sensory Equipment Kits

Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham teamed up with Posey County native Kelsey Schapker to develop sensory equipment kits for kids with special needs in the event of a tragedy.

Posted: Oct 14, 2020 1:13 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2020 1:20 PM

Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham and Posey County native Kelsey Schapker teamed up to develop sensory equipment kits for deputies' vehicles.

According to the Posey County Sheriff's Office, Schapker's son, Camden, was recently diagnosed with Autism and would struggle to communicate his needs in the event of an accident.

The kit, known as a CAMSE Kit, (short for Cam’s Sensory Equipment) is designed to keep kids with autism and other sensory challenges calm while a deputy works an accident.

The kit includes a weighted animal, stickers, stacking blocks, and a fidjigami 'fidget toy', among other items.



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