The Frederick County (Md.) district has opened a new facility for students with mental and physical disabilities.
The new home for Rock Creek School in Frederick, Md., is a 79,000-square-foot facility, significantly larger than the 55,000-square-foot building it is replacing, reports The Frederick News-Post.
Rock Creek provides special education to Frederick County students aged 3 to 21 who have significant mental and physical disabilities. It shares a campus with Walkersville Middle School.
The $50 million facility will serve about 70 students and is equipped with a sensory room outfitted with twinkling lights and vibrating massage chairs that pulse in time to music. An enclosed courtyard has playground equipment accessible to students in wheelchairs.. The hallways are lined with foam cubbies to give overstimulated students a quiet place to hide, and each room is equipped with…