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Ms. Jaffe from Queens NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Your Actions Will Help Us Speak Louder Than Words!

My students need these supplies to be able to have the tools necessary to communicate effectively with their teachers, therapists, classmates, and friends!

  • $770 goal

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My Students

The students in my class are unique, smart, quirky and energetic! I am very lucky to be the teacher of a 6:1:1 (students:teacher:paraprofessional) classroom, located in a specialized school for children with severe disabilities. Our school is located in a low-income neighborhood in Queens, NY. The children in my class come from impoverished families, and most do not have access to technology at home. Some of my students use their words to express themselves, where as others are non-verbal. My children who are non-verbal communicate through sign language, picture symbols, or speech-generating devices. I am looking forward to an exciting year with my new class, and I can't wait to see what they will accomplish with the materials we are requesting!

My Project

I am looking to print images, photographs, line drawings, and words, then laminate and velcro them so my students have a functional communication system. Once my students have the means to communicate, they will be able to do anything they set their mind to! Imagine you were in a room where the lights were too bright and they were bothering your eyes? Or how would you feel if you were having lunch in the cafeteria but it got too noisy and you wanted to take a walk to calm down, but had no way of communicating this? How would you relay that message to a listener? Children with autism that have difficulty communicating also display stereotypical behaviors. These behaviors are often caused by over- or under-sensitivity to sensory input. Sitting on seat cushions, using a weighted lap pad, or fidgeting with foot bands might help my students regulate their sensory needs.

"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being 'said''... This is a challenge that some of my non-verbal students on the autism spectrum might face.

With all of the materials we are requesting, my students will be able to reach new heights and exceed all of their goals!

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Ms. Jaffe
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT: SEATING SOLUTIONS - IN-SEAT OPTIONS - SET OF 10 • School Specialty $263.40 1 $263.40
SIT TIGHT WEIGHTED LAP PAD W/STRAP LARGE TAN • School Specialty $79.51 2 $159.02
Staples Laminating Pouches, Letter, 5 Mil, 9" x 11 1/2", 100/Bx • Staples Advantage $20.88 3 $62.64
DESK-ER-CISER • School Specialty $12.77 3 $38.31
TAPE STICKY BACK COINS .75IN BEIGE VEK90140 PACK OF 200 • School Specialty $18.38 2 $36.76
Goo Gone Original Surface Cleaner, Citrus Scent, 8 oz. Bottle • Staples Advantage $5.99 1 $5.99

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