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Ms. Burnett from Beaverton OR is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Transition Aged Special Education Students Learn to Live Independently!

Help me give my students a functional and accessible apartment to practice life skills including an induction cooktop, adjustable tables, and an Echo Dot.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

The Transition Program in our school district assists 18-21 year old students in special education who are in need of comprehensive transition services. The goal is for students in the Transition Program increase their ability to live independently and positively contribute to their community. Instruction occurs in a variety of settings including school, community, and volunteer experience placements.

Students in our program have a variety of disabilities such as Autism, Intellectual and Learning Disabilities, Communication and Speech Disorders, as well as Other Health Impairments.

A majority of the students receive Social Security and Medicaid and qualify for free or reduced price lunch. Often our students come from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds and do not have the resources to support activities at school and in the community.

My Project

My students are a part of a Transition Program through the school district. They are 18 to 21 year olds who are significantly impacted by their disabilities. We are lucky to have an Apartment set up for students to practice life skills such as cooking, using a washer, dryer, and dishwasher. Unfortunately some of our students are unable to access these items due to the impact of their disability.

We would like an Echo Dot to connect to Smart Plugs for students to voice control or use a switch to control items in the Apartment.

This would help students with limited mobility access elements of the kitchen they have been unable to access in the past. We would also like an induction cooktop that does not get hot to the touch. Last, we are hoping to get two adjustable tables for students who use wheelchairs and students who use standers to make the Apartment accessible to all students in our program.

We would like to provide all students in the Transition Program the opportunity to practice functional life skills at school. The more we practice these skills at school, the better chance students have of generalizing these skills to their every day life once they age out of public school services.

Ms. Burnett
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Secura 13 Gallon Automatic Trash Can, Stainless Steel Adjustable Sensor Kitchen Trash Bin with Motion-Sensing Lid and AC Adapter, LED Countdown Timer • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Vaunn Medical Adjustable Overbed Bedside Table With Wheels (Hospital and Home Use) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
SDADI 2 Inches Carpet Wheels Mobile Standing Desk Stand Up Desk Height Adjustable Home Office Desk with Standing and Seating 2 Modes 3.0 Edition, Light Grain S001WFLT • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Echo Dot Kids Edition, an Echo designed for kids, with parental controls and 2 year worry-free guarantee, Rainbow • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Duxtop 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, Gold • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Duxtop Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Saute Pan with Lid, 3 Quart, Kitchen Induction Cookware • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
Duxtop Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Stir-Fry Pan Kitchen Induction Cookware 10 Inches • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Duxtop Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Saucepan with Lid, 3 Quart, Kitchen Induction Cookware • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Smart plug, Gosund Mini Wifi Outlet Works With Alexa, Google Home & IFTTT, No Hub Required, Remote Control Your Home Appliances from Anywhere, ETL Certified,Only Supports 2.4GHz Network(4 Pieces) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

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