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Mrs. Natalie from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Visual Schedules for Autism

Help me give my students visual schedules to assist them in transitions throughout the school day.

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have nine students, who are K-first graders. Our school is a specialty school designed to be a therapeutic whole experience for a range of disabilities. Academics is a strong focus at our setting, and our students work very hard on all four subjects each day.

These students are artists, singers, and dancers, and love to participate in gym, art, and science!

Our school is located in an urban setting within Chicago Public Schools. Eighty percent of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

My Project

My special needs kindergarten and first-grade students are all delayed in language/communication skills. Visuals are needed to help them learn that print has meaning. A large part of our classroom structure and routine is teaching them to follow a schedule. This is accomplished by creating picture schedules that show and say what each activity is in the school day. By following a picture schedule, students learn how to manage time and predict what will happen next on their schedule. These picture word cards must be sturdy and laminated to be used each day and so I have requested card stock paper and laminating pouches. Schedule components are mounted using Velcro so students can move/change as needed (ex. when a task is done student can move it to 'finished' side and then tell what activity will happen next).

Mrs. Natalie
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plastic Visual ASD Weekly Planner (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $14.79 4 $59.16
AmazonBasics 13 inch Wide Thermal Laminator Machine • Amazon Business $36.33 1 $36.33
Colored Paper - 50-Count 8.5 x 11 Letter Size Card Stock Paper for Brochure, Invitation, Craft, Menu, Laser Printers Compatible, 67lb, 200GSM, 5 Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
975 Supply 3 Mil Clear Menu Size Thermal Laminating Pouches, 12 X 18 inches, 100 Pouches • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Plastic Visual ASD Behavior Keyring (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
16 Feet Length 0.75 Inch Width Hook and Loop with Strong Self Adhesive Tape Strip Fastener (White) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Plastic Visual ASD Toilet Schedule (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
A3 Plastic Visual Behavior Display Board (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37

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