L-W Central Woodworking Project to Help Students with Special Needs
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lincoln-Way Central students in Mr. Rob Fazios woodworking class are building classroom equipment to help students with special needs across the district.

The projects include a bolt board to help students redevelop fine motor skills as well as a foot rest for students who require accommodations in their learning environment.

We are extremely grateful that Mr. Fazio and his students offered to build these important resources for our occupational therapists to aid students with special needs said Mary Harrison, Director of Special Services. Its also a learning experience in craftsmanship for students interested in woodworking.

Sophomore Chase Heisner said he is happy to work on the project which involves cutting the wood to size, nailing the pieces together, rounding out the corners, and measuring and drilling holes.

It is a win-win; I get to do something I like and help someone at the same time, Heisner said.

Fazio said students are utilizing algebraic equations to determine their measurements and have taken great care to create useful products.