You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mr. Monteen from Oakland CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology Giving Voice To Students With Autism

My students need a set of iPads to assist them with communication, socialization, and the exploration of their environment.

  • $1,666 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." Advances in technology are creating educational opportunities that are greater than ever before. This can be especially true when teaching children with autism. Technology can help to give these students a voice.

I am the teacher of a special education classroom for students with autism.

Our school is located in a low-income urban area of northern California. Our students are third, fourth, and fifth graders. Our students all face challenges with communication, socialization, and understanding their world.

My Project

We are requesting a set of iPads for our classroom. An iPad is multi-touch tablet computer. It runs a wide variety of applications that are designed specifically to assist people with autism. It’s cheaper, faster, more versatile, more user-friendly, more portable, and much more engaging. My students will be able to use the iPads on a daily basis for a wide variety or exercises and tasks that will help them improve their skills. The iPads will serve as a full-featured augmentative and alternative communication solution. It will allow us to create visual schedules that provide positive behavior support through the use of images that show daily events. The iPad will also create personalized social stories using photos, text, and audio messages for autistic kids having communication difficulties who need support with excursions, routings, or transitions. These are just a few of the many uses for the iPad in our classroom.

By providing my students this new technology, we will be helping to provide them with a voice and a method of interacting with the world around them.

Read More
Mr. Monteen
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 9 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Monteen is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
16GB iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G • $629.00 2 $1,258.00

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Oakland","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[220928],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":428966,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":9,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Monteen","authorIds":{"220928":{"owner":"Mr. Monteen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[428966],"proposalHash":"897717715","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":45677,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NzQ4NDY1","NzY5MTQ4","NzY4NjIz","MjIwOTI4","NDU3NDQ0"],"teacherId":220928,"schoolCounty":"Alameda","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}