Dear people of Tumblr,
I don’t usually reach out in this manner, but I figured I would give it a go. My aunt, a special education teacher, is looking for donations to provide her kindergarden and 1st grade class with ipads.
As she wrote in her proposal,
"Can you imagine what it’s like to have something to say and no way to say it? What if no one could figure out what you needed or wanted most of the time?
My Kindergarten and 1st grade students with autism struggle with communication every minute of every day. My class is a special education class with 10 students with autism and cognitive delays. Our program services students from 17 different school districts.
Currently we are using mostly pictures and objects to help our students communicate their wants and needs. An IPAD mini would allow us to use different apps that would facilitate communication for our students. My students will be less frustrated by being able to communicate via the iPad with me. We would also be able to use it across all areas of curriculum. The case would keep the IPAD mini safe from falls or bumps.
Donating to this project will impact my classroom in such a positive manner. The students will have multiple ways to get across information and learn to communicate with us. I truly feel that it will diminish much of the frustration we see daily due to not being able to communicate.”
I wanted to get this out here, not only because she is family, but because education and communication are such important factors in our world and I want more than anything for these kids to receive the tools to make their experience all the better.
I understand that donating is hard, especially when you are students. But if you could spread the word maybe we can make it happen!
Thank you for your time, you can find the link to the site here