More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
My students need 4 tablets and protective cases in order to allow for multiple opportunities for enriching their education as well as their communication.
Have you ever met a child with Autism? If so, you know that communication is one of the biggest challenges that they face. Because of this, it is often difficult to gauge how much our students understand and know what their wants or needs are.
Our school is located in central Arkansas.
It is a Title I school, meaning there are a lot of low-income students and families. My students often lack supplies or have few resources available to them. I have 12 amazing autistic students in my classroom ranging from K to 2nd grade who impress me every single day with how much they know but aren't able to tell us. This is because many students with Autism often have a hard time verbalizing and telling us what they are thinking. This deficit often prevents us as teachers or caregivers from seeing how much they really know and understand. I have found, however, that every one of my students benefits from interaction with technology. They are deserving students that desperately need electronic tablets in order to access apps specifically designed for students with Autism or other special needs that will enable them to communicate more effectively.
Electronic tablets are an amazing source of technology for students with Autism. These tablets allow for multiple opportunities to enrich their education, as well as their communication. There are a vast amount of apps that specifically target reading comprehension, math skills, and most importantly, COMMUNICATION for children with Autism.
I am sure that the use of electronic tablets in my classroom would facilitate an enhanced learning environment as well as an increase in understanding of what our students are capable of. This will help increase their confidence and ensure success in all academic areas and effective communication for students with Autism in my classroom. Please help us fund our project and give my students the ability to show what they are really capable of. The sky is the limit for these kids!
If I could accomplish one thing with my students with Autism, it would be to make a difference in their lives by giving them the ability to tell us what is on their mind.
With technological support and the ability, anything is possible for children with Autism. Please help give a voice to my students.
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