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Mrs. Langford from York SC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Switches Empower, Not Punish, Students

The cost of a Powerlink 3 switch is $433, 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>.

  • $433 goal

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I used to think a switch was a stick used to punish children. But, in my class, switches are good things. My students are profoundly mentally disabled. Most are also severely physically disabled. I have 9 students in my class ranging in age from 3 to 21, and my class is located in a regular elementary school. The switches we use are electric or battery-operated devices that allow students to turn on toys or other equipment. Some switches play music or repeat phrases that adults record on the switch. The switches allow my students to be more independent with "work" skills and leisure activities. One switch my class needs is called a Powerlink 3. It is a piece of equipment that allows any electric toy or appliance to be operated with another switch. My students could use the Powerlink to turn on the radio or CD player. They could use it to assist with cooking activities like running the blender. They could also use it for job skills like turning on the paper shredder. The Powerlink would open the door to many more activities for even the most severely disabled students.

Mrs. Langford
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Powerlink 3 • Flag House $299.00 1 $299.00

Materials cost

$299.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$354.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.85

Total project goal

$432.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$432.50

1 Donor

-$414.60

Donations toward project cost

-$355.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.33

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$0.00

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