Stuart Jackson was on a mission.
For years, the Overland Park father had searched for a way to help his son find relief from the stress and anxiety often experienced by children with autism. Like many of those children, Joshua could be soothed through deep touch pressure — the kind of feeling one might get by being tightly hugged or squeezed.
Jackson came across a few potential solutions on the market, but they tended to be clunky, noisy or ineffective. And way too expensive.
So he took it to CAPS — the Center for Advanced Professional Studies in the Blue Valley School District.
And the engineering students rose to the challenge.
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