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This #GivingTuesday, Footprints Center for Autism (FCA) will be conducting an online campaign to raise $1,164 for two pieces of therapy equipment- a steamroller deluxe and a sensory table.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on December 3rd and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
The $1,164 raised through this #Giving Tuesday campaign will be put towards purchasing a steamroller deluxe and a sensory table for the children attending Footprints Center for Autism. The steamroller deluxe is a unique tool that is designed to provide deep pressure that can help reduce tactile defensiveness, reduce anxiety, and increase body awareness. The sensory table is another unique tool that allows students the opportunity to play with sensory items such as beans, corn, rice, etc. to help with tactile defensiveness. It can also help students that struggle with feeling fidgety or anxious. 
This equipment will play a vital role in assisting the therapists and interventionists at FCA in carrying out the organization’s mission to provide comprehensive, collaborative, and child-centered programming. Often, children with autism struggle with sensory processing, which creates a need for different kinds of input. Having access to the type of input that these two therapy items can provide is often a key part of the sensory plans put in place by licensed therapists to help with a child’s regulatory needs. This input also helps children more effectively attend to a task once this sensory need has been met.
You can donate anytime between now and December 3rd- every donation counts!