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Ms. Willis from Louisville KY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Objects For Students With Severe Disabilities

My students need supportive options for calming and position changes, such as the Pea Pods which allow them to sit supported while receiving sensory input.

  • $260 goal

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My Students

Imagine being dependent on others for positioning, mobility, and proper sensory input on a daily basis. This is what it is like for my students each day.

I have a wonderful class of seven students with significant cognitive and physical disabilities.

Four of the students are totally wheelchair dependent for mobility and two are dependent on a wheelchair for most mobility. My students also have difficulty regulating their bodies' sensory systems and require a lot of help to adjust to changes in their environment. But don't let that fool you - my students are fantastic! They are capable of so much and work hard every single day. They attend a special school for students with significant physical and cognitive disabilities, where they participate in such classes as Life Skills, Art, Music, adapted PE, Computer, and of course Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies!

My Project

The resources I am requesting are two Pea Pods. These are supportive seating options for students that also deliver sensory input. These will be used to allow students position changes (especially for those who are confined to a wheelchair), as well as to allow students who may need extra sensory calming strategies or sensory input to have a place where they can feel calm and safe and be more independent in seeking that input. These Pea Pods will be used in our class's sensory area, which is pictured in the classroom photo.

My project is important because it gives students a safe place to relax in the classroom environment, whether it be a place to relax and have a position change (such as for those in wheelchairs) or a place for students to receive much needed sensory input.

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Ms. Willis
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PEA POD MEDIUM 60 IN • Abilitations, Inc. $85.49 2 $170.98

Materials cost

$170.98

Vendor shipping charges

$17.10

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$220.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.94

Total project goal

$259.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$259.58

6 Donors

-$129.79

Donations toward project cost

-$110.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.47

match offer

-$129.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$110.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.47

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$0.00

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