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Mrs. Nichols from Tampa FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Students with Autism are Individuals who Need Individualized Materials

Help me give my students hand made individualized materials unique to each student's needs by allowing me to purchase a color printer, ink, paper, a laminating machine with lamination pouches and Velcro dots.

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My favorite quote is: "A child may not always remember what you taught them, but will always remember how you made them feel." I want my students to feel loved and valued. I want to help them become the best they can be and be proud of themselves! My materials request is just one small step!

My students range from 3rd to 5th grade and all are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Children with autism typically have many different learning needs and learning styles, but what is common with all students with autism is that they have difficulty with receptive and expressive communication and often have difficulty making sense of the environment around them. Visuals are paramount to students with autism!

My Project

Creating learning materials is vital for students with autism in all aspects of their day. First of all, my students identify their cubbies, pencil boxes, folders desks and chairs with photos of themselves. The morning routine is created with a visual picture schedule with pictures of people they will see during their day. I often create social stories unique to a student to help them understand changes in a routine. I have requested a color printer/copier, ink and paper. Once the photo is printed, it must be laminated and then Velcro attaches it to a schedule, a book, or whatever is needed. I have requested a laminator, lamination paper and Velcro dots. With these materials, I will be able to create visuals for my student's needs throughout the school year.

Individualized materials for students with autism make a tremendous difference in my student's communication, understanding and learning.

I am unable to reach my students without creating visuals.

Mrs. Nichols
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon TS5120 Wireless All-In-One Printer with Scanner and Copier: Mobile and Tablet Printing, with Airprint(TM) and Google Cloud Print compatible, Black • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Canon CL-241 Color Ink Cartridge, Compatible to MG3620, MG3520,MG4220,MG3220,MG2220, MG4120,MG3120 and MG2120 - 5209B001 • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners | Perfect for Home or Office | 3/4in Coins | Pack of 200 | White • Amazon Business $14.44 3 $43.32
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, Never Jam Technology Automatically Prevents Misfed Items , 2 Roller System (TL906) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Canon PG-240 Black Ink Cartridge, Compatible to MG3620,MG3520,MG4220,MG3220 and MG2220 • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Hammermill Paper, Copy Plus Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 10 Reams / 5,000 Sheets (105007C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 5 mil thick, 50-Pack (TP5854-50) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54

Materials cost

$275.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$309.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.64

Total project goal

$364.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$364.25

3 Donors

-$289.25

Donations toward project cost

-$245.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.39

Matching donations from our partners

-$75.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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