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Ms. Rautenberg from Waltham MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Independence for Autism

Help me give my students a work storage system that will increase independence!

  • $650 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students with autism in an urban public middle school! My students are amazing and hard working. They have unique personalities and show up smiling everyday. They range from fully verbal learning a modified curriculum to non-verbal learning basic skills.

My students truly deserve the best education and that's what I'm trying to provide them!

When you walk into my room you'll see a mixture of small group, one-to-one, and independent work activities happening all at the same time.

My Project

This cubby unit will allow me to store independent work tasks in an organized way, that will ultimately help increase my students independence. My students will be able to look at their visual "task list", go match the number, pull the bin out, and start working. No more will they need to wait for teachers to set up materials or help them sort through and lift bins.

The ability to work independently and control ones environment is something students with autism don't often get to experience.

This system will allow them to experience more control over their lives. Example: http://www.autismadventures.com/teacch-task-boxes/

Ms. Rautenberg
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT CUBBY 16 BIG TUB MOBILE WITH SNAP TITE TRANSLUCENT TRAYS • School Specialty $468.27 1 $468.27

Materials cost

$468.27

Vendor shipping charges

$46.83

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$552.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.43

Total project goal

$649.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$649.55

3 Donors

-$600.50

Donations toward project cost

-$529.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.47

match offer

-$27.16

Match offer toward project cost

-$23.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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