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Mrs. Steinlage from Oelwein IA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidget Toys For Special Needs Students

My students need fidgets, a sensory bucket and more!

  • $258 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Children with special needs, especially children with Autism, need sensory and fidget items to help calm down, focus, and learn adaptive responses for what they may lack or crave.

In my past 13 years of teaching, I have been lucky enough to work with many students who have had Autism or other disabilities.

Currently, there are 11 second grade students in my classroom, two of which are on the Autism spectrum. We have a very high population of low income students and many students with high social and emotional needs. Sensory items often times help calm students, help the focus and help them fill voids in their sensory diet.

My Project

With more fidgets, students will be able to fuel their minds in a positive way. It will help them focus on learning, take learning breaks that are beneficial to them, and calm those that need it. A variety of fidgets were chosen because different types appeal to different learners.

My students and I would appreciate any donation, large or small, you are able to contribute.

Your donation will make a big difference in the learning of many special needs students, not only this year, but for many years to come.

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Mrs. Steinlage
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 11 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT: SENSORY BUCKET • Abilitations, Inc. $104.49 1 $104.49
TOY - HAIRY TANGLE JR. • Abilitations, Inc. $11.39 1 $11.39
FIDGET FINGER SQUASH IT 2'' SET OF 6 • Abilitations, Inc. $15.19 1 $15.19
KIT FIDGET SEASONSQUEEZE • Abilitations, Inc. $28.49 1 $28.49

Materials cost

$159.56

Vendor shipping charges

$15.96

State sales tax

$10.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.62

Total project goal

$257.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$257.46

8 Donors

-$255.69

Donations toward project cost

-$218.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

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$0.00

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