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Mrs. P. from Grand Prairie TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Better, Safer-feeling Classroom for Autistic and Special Needs Students

The cost of materials for making a classroom for autistic children more soothing--including shades, lighting, a CD, and panels--is $413, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $413 goal

This project expired on June 18, 2007.

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I teach the preschool program for children with disabilities in my school. It is a program for three and four year olds who have any sort of disability. I have a mixture of students with Down Syndrome, language delays, autism, blindness, and mental retardation. This year I have several students with autism in my self-contained classroom, and most of the children in my classroom have sensory challenges. I would really like to make the atmosphere of my classroom a safer, more helpful environment for them. Most schools have fluorescent lighting, which flickers and bothers children with autism and sensitive eyesight, and also makes annoying buzzing sounds to those with sensitive ears. The children in my class like to have things to calm them down, things to chew on, and music to soothe them. I would really like to provide them with an environment that they will find calming and safe. The materials that I am requesting are shades that will cover the fluorescent lights with a soft blue color, which is calming to children; a music CD; a DVD of water scenes, which I know my children will just love; some "chewlery" for the students with autism to chew on and help them focus; a "Lumindisk" that lights up and responds to their attempts to speak; and a wall panel with different textures of materials for their little hands to explore. The entire class will benefit from a calmer, cozier environment. Having an environment that the students are comfortable in helps all of them and sets the stage for learning. My students are working hard this year and are very eager to learn. All of them are making great progress. I would love for our classroom to help them even more! Thank you so much for reading!

Mrs. P.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PROCESS ME PANEL 107594 • Abilitations, Inc. $74.99 1 $74.99
MegaChewlery Seven Color Set of Necklaces • Abilitations, Inc. $54.99 1 $54.99
Lumindisk Light Panel • Abilitations, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
DOLPHIN MUSIC FOR THE INNER CHILD CD • Abilitations, Inc. $21.99 1 $21.99
COZY SHADE BLUE (ROYAL) 106437 54"LX24"W • Abilitations, Inc. $17.99 6 $107.94

Materials cost

$284.90

Vendor shipping charges

$28.49

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$338.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.25

Total project goal

$412.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$412.50

1 Donor

-$388.99

Donations toward project cost

-$339.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.42

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$0.00

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