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Mrs. Simpson from Warsaw KY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Turning Disabilities to Abilities by Reaching Sensory Needs

My students need a variety of sensory items to access their learning environment to learn skills to be successful in reaching their academic, work, community, and daily living goals.

  • $771 goal

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My Students

My students have taught me the simplicity of life. My classroom is a group of high school students with moderate to severe disabilities. The disabilities range from intellectual disabilities, orthopedic disabilities, vision impairments, and Autism. All of my students need extra supports to access their academics and social/adaptive skills. We also have a strong focus on skills that will benefit my students' life after they leave school, for instance, in the areas of work, schooling, life in the community, and daily living skills.

My Project

The variety of sensory materials will provide my students with the opportunity to grow as individuals in the areas of academics, social/adaptive skills, and daily living. The students in my class will be able to decrease their sensory barriers and use that energy to promote positive work ethic to increase their opportunities during life after school.

By donating to my project, my students will be able to learn in a more welcoming and comfortable environment.

My students are eager to learn and enjoy school. My goal is to have their needs met so they can show the world the amazing attributes they have to offer!

My project is to meet the sensory needs of my students so they can access their environment. My vision is to create a more functional space for my students to release sensory output to access information to lead to more independence. This can be through flexible seating (i.e., Anywhere Rocker Chair, Gel-E Seat, Big Joe Bean Bag Chair, Classic Video Rocker), variation of lighting (i. e., light covers, floor lamp), and a variety of sensory fidgets (i.e, putty, pencil grips, stress balls). Along with the requested items, I have been working with students individually to create and identify sensory items that will help encourage positive interactions in their everyday environment and within sensory breaks.

Mrs. Simpson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Srhythm Wired On-Ear Headset with Microphone, Hi-Fi Stereo Deep Bass Foldable and Lightweight Headphones, Multi-angle Rotation Up To 180 Degrees With Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $29.99 5 $149.95
Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair: Giant 5' Memory Foam Furniture Bean Bag - Big Sofa with Soft Micro Fiber Cover - Charcoal • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
ECR4Kids Soft Rocker Chair, Black • Amazon Business $126.99 1 $126.99
CHINLY 16W Remote RGBW fiber optic curtain light 300pcs 1.0mm flash point 9.8ft waterfall sensory light kit • Amazon Business $102.00 1 $102.00
cossy Magnet Tiles Building Block, 60pcs Magnetic Stick and Stack Set for Girls and Boys, Perfect STEM Educational Toys for 3+ Year Kids Children (Refreshed) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Tourna Mesh Carry Bag of 18 Tennis Balls • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Geacool 22 Pack Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle -Bike Chain/Infinity Cube/Rainbow Magic Ball/Stretchy String Toys/Marble Fidget/Soybeans Squeeze Grape Ball-Stress Relief Hand Toys for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Therapeutic Putty for Kids and Adults by Playlearn USA | Thinking Fidget Putty and Occupational, Physical Therapy Putty for Hands and Wrists | 5 Resistance Types - Soft to Extra Firm | Complete Set • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Sooper Beads Water Beads Rainbow Mix, 8 oz (20,000 beads) for Orbeez Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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