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Ms. Lisa from Los Angeles CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

True Expression From Within

My students need iPads for alternative and augmentative communication so that they may express themselves independently.

  • $2,613 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a speech-language pathologist working in a full inclusion school for grade levels transitional kindergarten through high school. The students I work with are have severe communication challenges due to conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy and other medical issues that impair their ability to express themselves. They are non-verbal or severely unintelligible and require assistive devices to access their curriculum and show the world who they are by expressing their own authentic thoughts through augmentative and alternative communication methods.

Even with their challenges, they are eager to immerse themselves in the rigors of learning with their neuro-typical peers.

These students are curious, enthusiastic and creative. They are fearless when it comes to technology and, as children of the 21st century, they need tools to engage with the world.

My Project

My students are non-verbal or severely unintelligible and require iPads to access their curriculum and show the world who they are by expressing their own authentic thoughts through augmentative and alternative communication methods. These iPads will be loaded with augmentative and alternative communication apps for the students to use to communicate what is really inside of them with the outside world. The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them a voice.

The students will be able to participate in class tasks with their neurotypical peers using these devices.

Thank you so much for your donation consideration.

Ms. Lisa
Grades 9-12

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31 donors31 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 6 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 6 $1,979.94

Materials cost

$1,979.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$181.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,220.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$391.91

Total project goal

$2,612.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,612.71

27 Donors

-$2,022.52

Donations toward project cost

-$1,731.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$290.78

Matching donations from our partners

-$575.36

Match offers toward project cost

-$489.06

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.82

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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