Open to Bay Area Jewish Organizations
Thanks to our generous donors, we are offering a reimbursement of up to $250 for all Jewish organizations in the Bay Area to purchase the sensory tools that will be most useful. In order to receive the reimbursement, a member of your team must attend a program or training as part of our Special Needs & Inclusion initiative.
Follow these steps to become eligible to receive the grant.
Step 1: Attend a Program or Training from Our Special Needs & Inclusion Initiative
- Attend an upcoming workshop. The next available workshop, Social Thinking for Preschoolers, will take place on October 2 at 1:00 pm, Pacific Time, on Zoom.
- Attend one of our drop-in consultation hours for preschool professionals. They take place every month from January to May, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Pacific Time, on Zoom. View the schedule and register here.
- Arrange a customized training for your team. We can design a training, workshop, or professional development session for your educators that addresses the needs of diverse learners. Jewish Bay Area organizations benefit from a special subsidy for these trainings thanks to the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. If you are interested, please contact Liora Brosbe at email@example.com .
Step 2: Purchase Your Sensory Tools and Receive Reimbursement
Purchase what you need from whichever vendor works for you. If you need ideas of what to purchase, the lists below offers many suggestions. We have also found great items at the Therapy Shoppe and Play Therapy Supply. You can choose to purchase many small items, or a big ticket item.
Once you have placed your order, please email Liora Brosbe at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your reimbursement for up to $250.
|Item / quantity||Category and purpose|
|Round Finger Crayons
|Art Supplies||Easy-to-grip crayons for kids with fine motor challenges.|
|13” Spiky Tactile Cushion||Wiggle Cushion||Keeps a child’s body engaged while sitting.|
|15” Dynamic Seating Cushion||Wiggle Cushion||Keeps a child’s body engaged while sitting.|
|Neon Inside-Out Balls
|Fidgets||Improves focus by allowing kids to squeeze and stretch for sensory input.|
|Soft Squeeze Shapes: Star, Moody Face||Fidgets||Improves focus by allowing kids to squeeze for sensory input.|
|Fidgets||Improves focus by allowing kids to squeeze for sensory input.|
|Putty Elements™||Fidgets||Supports sensory integration and fine-motor skill development|
|Fidget Set-Multiple Items||Fidgets||Selection of a variety of fidgets: Improves focus by allowing kids to squeeze for sensory input.|
|Chewy Necklaces:||Chewies||For kids who seek input by biting / putting things in their mouth.|
|Chewy Fidget Straps or Bracelets||Chewies||For kids who seek input by biting / putting things in their mouth.|
|Noise Reduction Headphones||Noise Reduction||For kids sensitive to noise.|
|8″ Countdown Timer||Timer||Visual timer to be displayed at the front of the classroom.|
|Medium Lap Pad||Weighted Item||Provides weight which keeps a child grounded and calm.|
|Monkey Animal Lap Pad||Weighted Item||Provides weight which keeps a child grounded and calm.|
|Mini Loop Scissors||Academic Tool||Easy-to-use scissors for kids with fine motor challenges.|
|Self-Opening Scissors (right-handed and left handed)||Academic Tool||Easy-to-use scissors for kids with fine motor challenges.|
|Mini-Pencil Grips||Academic Tool||Easier pencil gripping for kids with fine motor challenges.|
|Tactile Grip Package||Academic Tool||Easier pencil gripping for kids with fine motor challenges.|
|Best Behavior® Board Book Collection||Social Stories for Preschoolers||Series of books that provide alternatives to aggressive or hurtful behavior, guiding them to a more peaceful and positive outcome in their dealings with other children.|