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Mrs. Paine from San Mateo CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Adaptive Chairs for Preschoolers With Special Needs

Help me give my students the seating support they need to be able to do their very best in school!

  • $295 goal

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My Students

The students in my class are preschoolers with Autism, ages 3 to 5 years old. They come from a variety of homes with diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Our school is in a low-income community.

Although they are all non-verbal, my students have found a way to communicate their love and learning in so many ways.

I currently have 7 students in my class. However, as more children are being diagnosed with Autism each day, my class size continues to grow.

My Project

I am requesting adaptive chairs for my preschool students. These chairs are toddler-sized, sturdy and made of wood, with solid backs and side support. Research has shown that supporting a child's core muscles through proper seating alignment can help increase learning. The students in my class use these chairs when we do projects, seated at the table and also during meal times.

My class size is growing rapidly and I would like to help make my new students' first classroom experience, a positive one!

Through my many years of teaching in both Virginia and Florida, I have seen first-hand the benefit these chairs can have on students' learning, behavior and overall happiness.

I was lucky enough to inherit several chairs from my predecessor. However, I will soon have more students in my classroom than we have chairs.

Mrs. Paine
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 12 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA358 - Classic Birch 12" Transition Chair • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 2 $199.00

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