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Amber Rios

(Mrs. Rios)

Location Pin Location Pin Fort Worth TX

Hey, I'm Amber

I am a special education teacher in an autism classroom. My students are intelligent, caring, inquisitive, quirky, and also happen to have autism. Having autism comes with additional sensory needs. When my students do not have their sensory needs met it is similar to another child being hungry or sleep…

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I am a special education teacher in an autism classroom. My students are intelligent, caring, inquisitive, quirky, and also happen to have autism. Having autism comes with additional sensory needs. When my students do not have their sensory needs met it is similar to another child being hungry or sleep deprived. They have a much harder time functioning in the classroom. If I am able to purchase sensory items and equipment for my classroom to better meet my students sensory needs they will be able to feel safe secure and ready to learn.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better, its not.””

Maude I Logan Elementary School

Location Pin Fort Worth, TX

13 Students

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades

6 Years experience

Since 2014


What will the funds be used for

I teach special education at a school in an area of very high poverty. The students in my classroom have a lot of obstacles to overcome and additional needs that need to be met at school. I want my students to be successful in the classroom and in life. In order for that to be possible they need to be provided with materials and equipment to help meet their sensory needs and learning differences. I would also like to get some materials to help

my students learn about their disabilities because knowledge is power. Having the knowledge helps them to be able to advocate for themselves and be able to meet their needs more independently.