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Ms. Colwell from Pembroke Pines FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ASD Sensory Room

Help me give my students a sensory room! These materials will all be used to create a sensory room for children on the autism spectrum at my school.

  • $927 goal

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My Students

We have 50 students at our elementary school who are diagnosed with autism. They all have very diverse needs. Each of these students are so full of life and love for their teachers and fellow classmates. They always have a smile on their faces and enjoy saying hi to their peers around the school campus. We also have a buddy program where students with autism and other students around the school can become friends. They have the opportunity to play and interact and learn about each other.

My Project

I am an autism coach at an elementary school which services 50 students on the autism spectrum. These students all have varying ability levels. Most of them will greatly benefit from sensory integration. My goal is to create a sensory room as well as a life skills room to better service the needs of my students. Sensory materials will help my students better navigate the world around them. They will all be able to develop fine and gross motor skills with the sensory materials. The sand activities will help to develop fine motor skills and it will also help students who have aversions to certain textures. The fiber optic light and Prisma light will help to calm students who may be overwhelmed by too much sensory stimuli throughout the school day. The sensory tunnel will help with developing gross and fine motor skills. This will be a space dedicated to the students at my school who are on the autism spectrum.

Ms. Colwell
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Musical Dome • Nasco $157.95 1 $157.95
PP385X - Washable Sensory Play Materials?- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
Sensory Tunnel • Kaplan Early Learning Company $107.06 1 $107.06
Gel-Top Sensory Stimulator Tray • Nasco $89.95 1 $89.95
DS430X - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.99 1 $76.99
EE428 - Lakeshore Super Sand Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
PP273 - Sensory Tubs - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.50 1 $26.50
VS318 - Clean Sand - 25-Lb. Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
Fiber Optic Light • Nasco $10.95 1 $10.95
PRISMA LIGHT • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51

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