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Mrs. Bedoun from Inkster MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Task Boxes for Students With Autism

Help me give my students a task box library for their school. I am helping create a library of task boxes, tools and adaptive books for teachers to check out to use in their classroom.

  • $413 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work at a center based school for students with autism. The students at this school are in grades K-12, and all have severe autism. Many students are non-verbal, and need assistance in most areas of their lives. The students are referred to my school from 33 local school districts, because their school was not the right fit for them.

For many students at my school, just sitting at the table to complete a task is a huge accomplishment!

My students need a curriculum that focuses on life and work skills that promote independence. They feel pride when they understand what is expected of them and are able to complete tasks. My students do best with a predictable routine and schedule. With the right supports in place, they are capable of great things!

My Project

Task boxes are boxes that contain materials needed to teach a student a task or skill. They include visual directions to help the student complete the task independently. Task boxes promote independence, and reduce the need for verbal directions (people with autism are better at learning visually than verbally). Task boxes are meant to be easy enough that the student can do them without stress, and give them confidence. (https://www.merakilane.com/hands-learning-special-needs-kids-30-task-boxes-autism/)

The great thing about task boxes is that they can be used for all age levels!

The boxes will be tailored for students with varying abilities and needs. They will incorporate life skills, vocational skills, reading and math. The use of task boxes is an important part of implementing the TEACCH (evidence based) program into classrooms for students with autism.

The goal for creating this task box library for our school is two-fold. I would like to promote independence and boost the confidence of my school's students. Secondly, I would like promote using evidence based practices in all classrooms, and encourage teachers to use similar teaching techniques. This will help create the predictable, structured environment that students need when changing teachers.

Teachers will be able to check out the boxes one week at a time. The library will be ran by mine and another teacher's classrooms. The boxes will include an itemized list of what is in the box, notes for the teacher, data sheets, and visual directions for the tasks.

Most items for task boxes can be purchased at the Dollar Tree, TeachersPayTeachers, and made at home. The items I requested are more expensive, but I have tried them all in my classroom with great success. They are very popular with my students, and I know that they will be used throughout the school!

Mrs. Bedoun
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Five Grids Cash Drawer Register,5 Bill 4 Coin Slots Insert Coin Tray Cashier Tidy Storage Safe Box(Black) • Amazon Business $20.59 2 $41.18
Melissa & Doug Sort and Snap Color Match - Sorting and Patterns Educational Toy • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Kicko Stacking Pegs with Board - 8.5 Inch Square Board, 2 Inch Pegs - Includes 2 Boards and 60 Pegs – Assorted Colors - Fun Game for Kids, Montessori, Occupational Therapy, Motor Skills, Autism • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Patterned Stacking Peg Board Set Toy | JUMBO PACK | Montessori Occupational Therapy Early Learning For Fine Motor Skills, Ideal for Toddlers and Preschooler, Includes 50 Plastic Pegs & 2 Boards • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Melissa & Doug Bead Sequencing Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
50 Counting Bears with 5 Cups • Amazon Business $12.15 2 $24.30
Coogam 32 PCS Jumbo Nuts and Bolts Set Shapes and Colors Matching Toys Occupational Therapy Tools Screw Nut Toy Sorting Building Construction Fine Motor Skills for 1 2 3 Year Old Toddlers Baby • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Coogam Wooden Geoboard Mathematical Manipulative Material Array Block Geo Board – Graphical Educational Toys with 24Pcs Pattern Cards and Rubber Bands Shape STEM Puzzle Matrix 8x8 Brain Teaser for Kid • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Rubbermaid No-Slip Large, Silverware Tray Organizer, Black with Gray 1994536 • Amazon Business $7.44 2 $14.88
Hhyn Matching Eggs, Shapes and Colors Educational Toys Set Puzzle Sorting Eggs Game Improve Motor Skills, Age 3+, Set of 12 Eggs • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Amberetech Wooden Toys Hundred Board Montessori 1-100 Consecutive Numbers Wooden Educational Game for Kids with Storage Bag,Size 8.268.26inches • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
EduKid Toys 72 Magnetic Letters & Numbers (Tote) 1.25" - 1.75" (72 ABC Alphabet Magnet Letter) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Patterned Stacking Peg Board Set Toy | Montessori Occupational Therapy Early Learning For Fine Motor Skills, Ideal for Toddlers and Preschooler, Includes 36 Plastic Pegs & 2 Boards, 4 Sides | Storage • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Skoolzy Preschool Large Lacing Beads for Kids - 30 Stringing Beads with 2 Strings Toddler Crafts with Travel Tote - Montessori Toys for Toddlers Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Toys Autism OT • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Activity Set: 5 Wooden Panels and 5 Matching Laces - Pets • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Coogam Wooden Tetris Puzzle Brain Teasers Toy Tangram Jigsaw Intelligence Colorful 3D Russian Blocks Game STEM Montessori Educational Gift for Baby Kids (40 Pcs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$310.04

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$350.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.88

Total project goal

$412.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$412.56

3 Donors

-$286.00

Donations toward project cost

-$243.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$126.56

Match offers toward project cost

-$107.58

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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