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Ms. Georgopoulos from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Me, Please

The cost sensory supplies such as a floor cushion, a tangle light, bean bags and more is $444, 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>.

  • $444 goal

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Autism has no boundaries and keeping students with this disability calm and motivated requires a lot of sensory activities. Sensory stimulation varies according to the student. Some students attend to task such as 3-5 piece puzzles or matching colors while wrapped in a body sock or in weighted vests. Others need highly active activities like the gripper bean bags to hold on to while sitting for 3 minutes in circle time or while learning to request items using their Picture Exchange Communication books. We use a variety of items for the children to sit on while tending to task, such as therapy balls, vibrating cushions and floor cushions. Some children with autism have a difficult time with lights. Sensory light objects would help them learn to cope with lights. The tangle light item we are requesting would also help with their fine motor skills. Sensory items are used by the occupational and speech therapist in my room. Sensory items improve the overall attention span of our children while calming them down. Autistic children are special and they are capable of great progress with the right tools.

Ms. Georgopoulos
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olaf the Giraffe Giant Floor Cushion • Teacher's School Supply $133.00 1 $133.00
WEIGHTED VEST - MEDIUM OXFORD MFG:1103 ST#100844 • Abilitations, Inc. $79.99 1 $79.99
BODY SOX X-SMALL MFG: X-SMALL S171260 • Abilitations, Inc. $40.59 1 $40.59
TANGLE LIGHT TRIP MFG:124 • Abilitations, Inc. $40.59 1 $40.59
GRIPPER 4"SQUARE BEANBAGS ST/6 NUMBERS 1-6 • Abilitations, Inc. $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$307.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$363.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.88

Total project goal

$443.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$443.76

7 Donors

-$426.79

Donations toward project cost

-$364.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.72

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$0.00

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