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Ms. Tarrasch from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music for Children with Autism

The cost of an autoharp is $343, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $355 goal

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For the 2006-2007 school year, I have a very special group of students. They are all boys, ages 7-10 and they all have Autism. I work in a high needs school, in the Bronx, and have seven students. Every day is different in my classroom, depending on the needs of my students. Sometimes, I'm teaching how to tie shoes or how to make a sandwich, while other days we are working on reading aloud or just following along in a story as I read it. I have found that it is very difficult for my students to follow along in a story, but when it is put to music or with simple rhythms, they get the hang of it. (I taught my students their phone number using funky rhythms to help them remember all the numbers). Therefore, I am requesting an instrument called an autoharp. I have been trying to learn the guitar, but have realized that it's not one of my strengths! However, an autoharp easily allows a full chord to be played effortlessly by both myself and the students! I believe that having this instrument will truly enhance and motivate my students to listen, read and learn (without them even realizing it!)

Ms. Tarrasch
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 7 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
21 hord Oscar Schmidt Autoharp B Stock • General Music Store $243.94 1 $243.94

Materials cost

$243.94

Vendor shipping charges

$24.39

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$291.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.88

Total project goal

$354.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$354.88

1 Donor

-$342.35

Donations toward project cost

-$291.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.53

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$0.00

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