06 Jun Students Dream up Assistive Devices for Kids with Disabilities

June 6, 2018

By: Liz Sawyer, Star Tribune/TNS

Source: Disability Scoop

MINNEAPOLIS — Faced with a challenge, three young engineers dreamed up a $12 solution.

A simple wooden box affixed to 8-year-old Alex Benitez-Alvarez’s walker gave the boy more storage space to carry school supplies — and the independence to perform tasks by himself.

“Now if he wants to go to the library at Eagle Creek Elementary and get a book out, he can,” said Tommy Johnson, one of three ninth-graders assigned to Benitez-Alvarez’s case.

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