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Mr. Greg from Brooklyn NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

FINDING MY VOICE: I'VE GOT SOMETHING to SAY

Help me give my students a voice! By giving them access to communication apps on this iPad, they will be one step closer to finding their own voice!

  • $752 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are smart, creative, and radiant little humans that are eager to learn a variety of academic and functional life skills. The majority of them have autism spectrum disorder, or other developmental disability. In school they have great attendance and come in smiling every morning excited to learn (and eat breakfast of course!). They come from the melting pot of NYC's diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. They are always proud to show off their heritage. Their atypical development is without question, part of what makes them so special. Since NYC schools closed due to COVID-19, families have quickly transitioned to remote learning. However, so many families lack basic resources like paper, pens and pencils, books, art supplies, toys, and printers. Most families are from low-income households that were already facing a multitude of adversities. They have truly shown their resilience during these trying times.

My Project

Remote learning has been very difficult for parents, students, and educators alike. As a school-based speech-language pathologist, we focus on naturalistic communication across all school settings, from busing to bathroom trips. Remote learning has presented unique challenges for nonverbal kids who rely on speech-generating apps on ipads to communicate. Clinicians have adapted by shifting to parent-coaching instruction in the family's home environment. Recently, I was awarded two communication apps (LAMP and Proloquo2go) for my nonverbal students. This iPad will allow me to screenshare these apps with parents in real time to demonstrate how to model language for their child throughout the day. It will also help me show parents other app functions such as adding pictures of family members, adding new vocabulary, and modifying layouts. Once we return to school, this ipad will become an assessment tool to test different communication apps for different students.

Mr. Greg
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple 10.5-inch iPad Air Wi-Fi - 3rd generation - tablet - 64 GB - 10.5' • Best Buy Education $499.99 1 $499.99
Apple Pencil - stylus • Best Buy Education $99.99 1 $99.99

Materials cost

$599.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$638.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.76

Total project goal

$751.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$751.74

1 Donor

-$744.00

Donations toward project cost

-$638.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.88

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$0.00

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