Happy Saturday, everyone! I don’t usually post things like this, but I currently have a project listed at Donors Choose that expires in just a few days and I’d love any help I can get! The project is around halfway funded and if it expires before getting the rest of the way there, the money just goes back to the donors and can’t help my kids!
Many of the students I work with have Autism or other social deficits. Many of the things you and I take for granted, such as understanding social cues, dealing with stress, or having friendships, are extremely difficult for my students. And on top of that, most of my students do not learn information through their ears; they have to use pictures or other visual cues instead. By using an iPad, I can teach social skills lessons in the ways my students learn. There are so many amazing social skills and communication apps that have been developed, but I can’t use any of with them without an iPad. Everything from communicating effectively, to identifying emotions, to learning how to cope with stress and frustration can be taught with only one device. And now that Apple has developed the iPad Mini, my kids can have all of that for a much lower price. This is where we need your help!
If you’re not able to financially donate, you can still share my project with other people you know who might be interested! That would be a huge help in getting me to my goal.
Right now, you can also use the matching code “HoraceMann12” to double your donation. Anything will help and all donations are tax deductible! Thanks 🙂
Update: My project got funded!! Thank you all for helping to spread the word 🙂 My kids are SO excited!