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Ms. Nelson from Wake Forest NC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Supports for Special Students

Help me give my students sensory, visual, and fine motor supports to aid them in achieving their academic and functional goals.

  • $470 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ms. Nelson's amazing students are kind, funny, hard-working, loving, and deserving 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, and Multiple Disabilities. Half of these students are completely nonverbal and the other half have significant communication deficits. We work every day to educate our students on academic and functional skills so our students can be as independent as possible as they grow older and gain meaningful employment.

These students' disabilities come with a unique set of challenges that we work to overcome every day, from sensory differences to communication deficits to fine and gross motor challenges.

These students have unique personalities which brighten the lives of everyone around them, and they need extra support in these areas to achieve their goals.

My Project

My students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, and Multiple Disabilities are kind, hard-working, funny, and unique. They also face unique challenges in school settings and in life. Individuals with these diagnoses can be under-sensitive or over-sensitive to sensory information such as touch, sight, smell, and sound. They also comprehend information best in visual formats. Many of them have fine motor difficulties which make tasks such as writing and cutting materials challenging.

In my classroom, we aim to provide each student with the individualized supports he or she needs to succeed in their academic endeavors as well as in their daily life.

Sensory items such as fidget cubes, weighted blankets, and chair leg rubber bands help their minds organize and make sense of the information they are receiving and reduce frustration. Visual supports such as visual timers and liquid timers provide a visual cue for them to know how much time they have left to complete activities throughout their day. Fine motor aids such as adapted scissors allow them to safely learn to cut materials, increasing their independence in class and in their daily lives.

In order to provide each student with the unique instruction they require and deserve, we are in need of unique supports. Your contribution to my project will help these incredible individuals achieve their academic goals, gain meaningful employment in the future, and be as independent as possible. We appreciate your support more than words can describe!

Ms. Nelson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bosu Sport Balance Trainer, 50cm, Pink • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
Viki Weighted Cotton Blanket (36''x 48'', 5lbs for 40 - 60lbs individual, Dark Grey) for Kids, Children • Amazon Business $49.90 1 $49.90
Time Timer PLUS 5 Minute Visual Analog Timer Optional Alert (VolumeControl Dial) No Loud Ticking; Time Management Tool • Amazon Business $38.95 1 $38.95
Fidget Dodecagon –12-Side Fidget Cube Relieves Stress and Anxiety Anti Depression Cube for Children and Adults with ADHD ADD OCD Autism (B2 Black Colorful) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
1-Pack Loop Scissors for Kids - Easy Grip, Easy Opening, Adapted Scissors for Special Needs, Safety Blade, Round Tip, Recommended by Hundreds of Occupational Therapists [2019 UPGRADED] • Amazon Business $7.95 3 $23.85
School Smart V-Shape Blunt Tip Training Scissors, 5 Inches, Stainless Steel Blade • Amazon Business $6.78 3 $20.34
Halilit HL200 Mini Rainmaker, 8 Inch • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Time Timer TWIST 90 Minute Visual Digital Timer; Magnetic and Portable Time Management Tool • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
SD Motion - Floating Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer - PACK OF 3 || Novelty & Fun Fidget Toy || Calm & Relaxing Desk Toy || Suitable for Anxiety, Autism Sensory Toys, ADHD Play • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Chair Bands (3-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00

Materials cost

$337.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$399.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.44

Total project goal

$469.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$469.59

4 Donors

-$160.00

Donations toward project cost

-$136.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

match offer

-$309.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$263.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.44

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$0.00

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