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Ms. Norris from Four Oaks NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Autism Speaks Volume Flexible Seating and Sensory Input

Help me give my students flexible seating, noise cancellation headphones, sensory input items, and lighting shields to limit irritation.

  • $492 goal

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My Students

I am an exceptional children's teacher in a high functioning autistic classroom. My students range in gifts, abilities, and grade levels K-5. I currently have 11 students on my roaster. My kiddos are the most awesome, supportive, and nurturing individuals you will ever meet. They all work extremely hard on a day to day basis to accomplish their academic goals. Autism is a wide spectrum and not one child with autism is the same.

I love this quote by Scott Lentine:

Wanting to be free. Wanting to be me. Trying to make people see. And accept the real me.

Social skills is a very difficult task for students with autism. Students with autism have a hard time expressing themselves as individuals. Sometimes it is hard for peers to accept or understand them as well unless everyone is taught how to socially be acceptable. With autism being such a huge spectrum it is hard to know what each and every child goes through daily. I teach a diverse group of student but they all have the following in common: a desire to learn, succeed, and passionate about their accomplishments.

My Project

Autism affects students in different ways. If you've ever met a child with autism, then you've met only one child with autism. Not one of them is the same. They may have similar characteristics but they are completely different children. Lighting within a classroom can many times hinder a child with autism and affect their academics. Through the use of insights fluorescents it will limit the amount of brightness given off by the lights and allow my students to feel more at home and less distracted. Students with autism also have a high demand for sensory input needs. Through the use of kinetic sand, stacking stools, wobble chairs, wobble cushions, and balance ball chairs my students will be able to focus more on their academics becoming success as a student while utilizing the sensory and tactile items purchased.

Ms. Norris
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $46.40 2 $92.80
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Green • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 2 $56.18
Mpow Kids Ear Protection 2 Pack, NRR 25dB Noise Reduction, Hearing Protection for Kids, Toddler Ear Protection for Hunting Season, Shooting Range, Car Race, Traveling, with Carrying Bags • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Purple) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Kinetic Sand The One Only Sandcastle Set 1lb Sand, Molds Tools (Colors Vary) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Kinetic Sand The One Only Sandcastle Set 1lb Sand, Molds Tools, Purple Sand • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery by FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Rolodex Mesh Collection Stacking Sorter • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Magnetic Hooks,22LBS Heavy Duty Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet Hook with 3 Layers Ni Strong Corrosion Protection,Ideal for Indoor/Outdoor Hanging(Silvery White,Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8-Pack: Playfoam Never Dries Out! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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