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Ms. C. from Naugatuck CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pre-k Autism Sensory Space

My students need additional sensory materials such as balls for the ball pit, stepping floor tiles, and a weighted lap pad to further develop our sensory space!

  • $513 goal

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My Students

As an educator, I work hard to make sure there is a positive, supportive, engaging, nurturing, and structured environment for those students who are faced with such significant global deficits.

The things we celebrate are different from the other classrooms as there is just no feat too small to celebrate!

Cheers, verbal praise, high-fives, language modeling, and even occasional meltdowns or tantrums (let's be real!) that were just unavoidable despite our best proactive efforts, echo down the hall!

It is our goal to set up opportunities throughout the day to actively engage each student to build their motivation, social reciprocity/relationships with others, and communication skills. These opportunities are crucial, really, to their success. Most students are non-verbal, or have limited-to-no functional communication, and are learning to communicate via total communication approaches, low-tech and high-tech options, etc.

In reality, these little guys and gals are the ones who end up teaching and inspiring us! They are faced with extreme challenges and work hard every single day!

My Project

I am looking to continue to build a sensory room in a small space available right off the classroom that would benefit all students and give them a multi-sensory experience that they actively seek out and crave throughout the school day.

Providing such sensory input, in turn, helps them learn, better attend, and progress.

Many small items for the classroom are purchased out of pocket but items to build an appropriate sensory space for children with autism is just too costly to do alone! This new sensory room is a dedicated place where sensory stimulation can be controlled, either intensified or reduced. We recently acquired various visual stimulating items through generous donations. There is so much more that is needed to meet the student's varying sensory needs. The goal is for the room to incorporate light effects, colors, sounds, and tactile input in which the selected items will provide. Right now, the requested weighted lap pad, stretchy band, balls for the ball pit, stepping floor tiles, and the light cube accessories are the next steps in continuing to build that room. These items will allow students to physically move around and receive the tactile stimulation they seek.

Ms. C.
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 12 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BALLS BALL PIT COLOR EXTRA 2 3/4 IN DIA - SET OF 175 • School Specialty $97.97 1 $97.97
SURFLOOR LIQUID TILE BLUE • School Specialty $40.68 1 $40.68
SURFLOOR LIQUID TILE GREEN • School Specialty $40.68 1 $40.68
SURFLOOR LIQUID TILE ORANGE • School Specialty $40.68 1 $40.68
SURFLOOR LIQUID TILE PURPLE • School Specialty $40.68 1 $40.68
LAP PAD SMALL BLUE • School Specialty $33.15 1 $33.15
BAND LYCRA STRETCH-EZE SMALL • School Specialty $27.47 1 $27.47
SORTING MATS TRANSPARENT SET OF 6 • School Specialty $25.91 1 $25.91
JUMBO SEE-THRU ALPHABET SET • School Specialty $11.35 1 $11.35
JUMBO SEE-THRU NUMBER SET • School Specialty $5.25 1 $5.25

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