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

Move it!

The cost of four Sportime Movin'Sit Cushions from Abilitations Inc. is $175, 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>.

  • $187 goal

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During the day we get up and take breaks when we feel sluggish. Children would love to do this too. But in order to keep some semblance of order, schools have set times when students get breaks. This lack of movement really affects my students with Autism. I am a speech language pathologist at a high school in Chicago. My goal for each of my students is to maximize their interactions and communication. Sluggishness is a conversation killer. Some of my students have even fallen asleep during periods of inactivity. How do I energize my students? How can I keep them engaged? How can I keep them from leaving the table for a short walk around the room? I need to bring movement to them! But how? My cooperating occupational therapist, Jessica, introduced me to ‘move and sit' cushions. In Jessica's words: “These cushions have been specifically designed to allow children to move and jiggle in their seats without having to get up and leave their seats to seek "movement input". These cushions also promote and "alert" upright posture that facilitates increased attention to task.” These crazy looking cushions really work! I have seen a number of my students improve their ability to listen and communicate effectively by implementing these cushions. The only problem is that we do not have them at my school. In order to implement these cushions as part of my communication sessions, I need your help. I am requesting 4 move and sit cushions that I can use in my speech and language groups. This simple intervention will help my students to 'move it' so that they are ready to communicate. The next time you get up just to 'move' and recharge, think of my students. They need to move to recharge to. With your help they will not need to go farther than their seat to get the break and recharge that they need.

Ms. Pakulski
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SPORTIME MOVIN'SIT MFG:89.1015.600 S147990 • Abilitations, Inc. $29.99 4 $119.96

Materials cost

$119.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$152.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.53

Total project goal

$186.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.26

1 Donor

-$175.64

Donations toward project cost

-$153.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.95

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$0.00

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