Engineering for a special needs boy

Barbara Harrington | Apr. 23, 2013 | WNDU-TV

Austin Rousselow in his modified toy car

A local toddler may not have much control over his muscle function, but he now has a toy car he can control.

2-year-old Austin Rousselow has overcome more challenges than many people will face in a lifetime. He was born three months early and stopped breathing three times.

While Austin’s diagnosis prevents him from participating in some childhood activities, some Notre Dame engineering students are giving him a chance to move around. Through the Student Engineers Reaching Out program, they work with Memorial Hospital in South Bend to modify popular toys for children with special needs. The challenge they took on for Austin is their biggest project yet – modifying a toy Hummer so he can drive.

Watch the video at WNDU-TV

 by Daily Domer Staff

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