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Mr. Tuttle from Fresno CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfort and Accessibility for Students With Exceptionalities

Help me give my students 6 cozy beanbag chairs, adaptive switches for use with special adaptive toys, and a document camera to make storybook illustrations more easily viewed while stationary

  • $1,149 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom are a vibrant, joyful, and truly outstanding group of little people with special needs. All of the students in my class require a high level of care, both medical and educational, due to the severity of their individual exceptionalities. The students I work with range in grades from 6th-8th grade. They all attend an AMAZING center-based school for students with medical fragilities.

All of my students require the use of a wheelchair or other adaptive mobility equipment to move about their space and many of them have significant orthopedic and/or cognitive impairments that make everyday tasks extremely difficult.

80% of my students are non-verbal but they show their true colors in a million other ways from their smiles, to their laughter, or their mischevious personalities. I'm so excited to submit this project because it will truly help them be comfortable and engaged throughout their academic day.

My Project

My students have a variety of significant orthopedic impairment and they all require the use of adaptive mobility equipment and/or wheelchairs. Being in a wheelchair or in a adaptive stander can get really tiresome. A portion of our day we get the students out of their chairs and place them on something more comfortable to stretch out and relax while listening to a story or watching a lesson.

Having beanbag chairs would be incredibly helpful in giving my students more comfort and freedom to move around unrestricted in a safe and cozy environment.

The adaptive switches and document camera would all be used during this "down time" to give the students some fun, leisurely choice time as well as making storybook illustrations much larger and able to be seen from their comfortable seats while the story is read to them.

Mr. Tuttle
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories For Dorm Room - Black 4' • Amazon Business $89.00 3 $267.00
Quality Kids Memory Foam Bean Bag with Washable Removable Cover – 3ft (Tan) • Amazon Business $79.99 3 $239.97
AbleNet 5" Big Red Twist Switch • Amazon Business $63.00 2 $126.00
Jelly Bean Twist • Amazon Business $53.98 2 $107.96
IPEVO V4K Ultra High Definition USB Document Camera (5-880-4-01-00) • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Battery Interrupter for Adapted Toys, Size "AA" or "AAA" • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$854.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$78.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$975.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$172.23

Total project goal

$1,148.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,148.20

1 Donor

-$1,148.20

Donations toward project cost

-$975.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$172.23

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$0.00

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