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Ms. Carroll from Queens NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Cafe Operated by Students With Autism

Help me give my students a coffee maker and ice machine to start an in school cafe.

  • $250 goal

This project expired on March 12, 2020.

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My Students

I work in a setting that is completely devoted to working with students with special needs. I am a 6:1:1 middle school special education teacher primarily working with students with autism and intellectual disabilities. Most of my students are non-verbal. They are so remarkable though! I admire that they come to school ready to work. They are truly my reason for coming to work. They amaze me every day. I have made it my mission as an educator to focus on my students' abilities. After all, Dr. Temple Grandin affirms that "the world needs all kinds of minds.”

My Project

I am elated to begin teaching my students the necessary skills needed to obtain employment in the area of food preparation. My students have demonstrated tremendous progress in preparing food for themselves to eat. Now, I would like for them to learn the needed skills to prepare beverages and food to sell.

This project will provide my students with autism the needed items to operate a school cafe.

This school cafe will increase their food preparation and money skills. Additionally, the school cafe will promote social interactions. As a special educator, it is my mission to promote student independence. With this implementation of a school cafe my students will learn the essential skills that will be used when they school.

Ms. Carroll
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insignia? - 26-Lb. Portable Ice Maker - Stainless steel • Best Buy Education $75.99 1 $75.99
Brentwood Appliances Iced Tea And Coffee Maker, 64 oz., Blue (Kt-2150bl) • Staples Advantage $38.39 1 $38.39
Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black (DWX23-RB) • Staples Advantage $34.99 1 $34.99
Geek Squad Commercial Protection - 3YR GSP $0-199 REF/FREEZER • Best Buy Education $29.99 1 $29.99

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