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Ms. Sockwell from Norcross GA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Autism Sensory Room

Help me give my students plush sofas, bean bag chairs, weighted blankets, and massage mats. The things we need will help the students regain or maintain a calm, alert state conducive for learning.

  • $571 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am requesting funding for equipment for a sensory room. The students that will benefit from the equipment are served within 5 classrooms that support students identified as having Autism. The students have difficulty with being able to access the educational curriculum due their inability to regulate their sensory systems. Since these students are cognitively impaired and often have physical disabilities and are non-verbal or have limited ability to communicate, they become agitated easily.

The equipment I am requesting funding for will aid the students in calming down and to regulate their sensory systems.

My Project

The items requested through our project will support our students' ability to remain calm or regain a calm, alert state conducive to learning.

We need a plush sofa, bean bag, chairs, weighted blankets, and massage mats.

These sensory tools will help our students. When they become agitated, they tend to stay in a cycle of agitation/frustration until they are able to calm down. During these times they often cry for long periods of time, become aggressive toward teachers or other children in the class. When the students have the use of these tools throughout the instructional period, they are able to remain calm longer and can then struggle with a difficult task they are learning and come closer to mastering the task.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack - Plush Bean Bag Sofas with Super Soft Microsuede Cover - XL Memory Foam Stuffed Lounger Chairs for Kids, Adults, Couples - Jumbo Bean Bag Chair Furniture - Navy 6' • Amazon Business $140.61 1 $140.61
iOCHOW Floor Chair Indoor & Outdoor Lounger Chair-Bean Bag Chair Memory Foam Sofa with Dirt-Proof Oxford Fabric&Side Pocket for Kids Grey • Amazon Business $119.00 1 $119.00
Weighted Blanket w/ 2 Duvet Covers for Hot & Cold Sleepers|Advanced Nano-Ceramic Beads Deliver Durability & Silky Comfort (48x72 12LB Navy/Grey) • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Snailax Massage Mat with Heat - 10 Motors Vibrating Massage Mattress Pad with 2 Heating Pads for Back Pain Relief, Full Body Massager for Neck and Back,Lumbar Calf Muscle Relaxation • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98

Materials cost

$419.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$484.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.56

Total project goal

$570.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$570.38

2 Donors

-$557.00

Donations toward project cost

-$473.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.55

match offer

-$13.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$11.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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