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Mrs. Wood from Winter Park FL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making AClassroom For Students With Autism

My students need 14 Sensory learning resources, including ShoulderSnakes, SensoryBalance Beams, Sensory Ball Sets, Digitz Multiplication Games and a Shel Silverstein Poetry Series with CDs.

  • $792 goal

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Each day more children are diagnosed with autism. In our school alone we have gone from 6 students to 27 students with autism in the past 3 years. With recent budget cuts we are left with less money and equipment to give these students the support they need for their disability.

Children with autism have many challenges that they face each day. One of the most common challenges is dealing with sensory impairments. Sensory Impairments can cause students to act out when frustrated. It can also be the reason many students shut down and miss many learning opportunities.

In order for these students to participate in school to the best of their ability sensory integration is used. Having a frustrated child walk a balance beam or balance on a rocker board may give them all they need to participate in an educational activity. In a similar manner, a child who may have little feeling in their hands may need to use tactile balls before writing. This will allow them to stimulate the nerves and help them write better. This simple activity can aid in eliminating a behavior of frustration before it happens.

Your help will give several children with autism a better opportunity to learn and aid them in their daily lives.

Mrs. Wood
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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26 donors26 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 13 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CS779 - Nonhardening Modeling Sand • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 3 $59.85
LL182 - Side-To-Side Balance Board • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
LL181 - All-Around Balance Board • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
ED8702 - AC Adaptor • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95
EG871 - Digitz Multiplication Games • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
BR135X - Shel Silverstein Poetry Series with CDs • Lakeshore Learning $65.00 1 $65.00
RA669 - Large Hop-Along Ball • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 2 $39.90
Abilitations Textured Alphabet Cards™ • Abilitations, Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
SquishyHandPrints, Set of six pair • Abilitations, Inc. $29.99 1 $29.99
SensoryBalance Beams, Set of 8 Curved Sections • Abilitations, Inc. $89.59 1 $89.59
Feel & Find Shape Set • Abilitations, Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
ShoulderSnake - Small • Abilitations, Inc. $33.99 1 $33.99
ShoulderSnake - Large • Abilitations, Inc. $40.99 1 $40.99

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