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Mrs. Block from La Crosse WI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Therapy Ball Chairs for Special Education Students

My students need ball chairs to help with their sensory processing disorders. These chairs are extremely helpful for students with special needs.

  • $925 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My special education classroom is designed for students with cognitive disabilities. Most of the students are autistic and have sensory processing needs. Ball chairs allow the students to focus while still acquiring their sensory needs. Movement helps the central nervous system, brain, and body.

The students in my room are middle school special education students with a variety of needs.

Some are non-verbal and need visual schedules to help them. All are cognitively disabled and require a lot of individualized attention. They all deserve the best education to help them be productive members of our society.

My Project

Currently, my room has desks with the chairs attached. This does not allow my students to move at all. Middle school is a time of growth. Not being able to move your chair back to allow for growing legs/bodies is extremely difficult for anyone, much less a student with special needs. "There is a neurological pathway that goes from your body's balance and movement system to your alert system in your brain. Movement actually allows for alertness and attention," says Diana Henry, occupational therapist.

Allowing students movement while at their desks, will direct their natural kinesthetic energy and need for movement in a positive way.

Ball chairs channel their physical energy, allowing them to focus on their work more completely and reach their full potential as learners.

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Mrs. Block
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 9 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CanDo Metal Ball Chair • Nasco $113.01 6 $678.06

Materials cost

$678.06

Vendor shipping charges

$67.81

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$786.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$138.71

Total project goal

$924.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$924.75

10 Donors

-$669.39

Donations toward project cost

-$611.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.60

match offer

-$205.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$174.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$50.36

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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