My Autism Classroom Supplies/Tech

$2,410 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 33 months
Welcome to my fundraising campaign!  My name is Katie Gleeson and I am a special education teacher in a public school on Long Island.  I teach a self-contained class for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.  This particular program was created 2 years ago and is still in it's infancy.  As a public school teacher we are given a very limited budget each year to purchase supplies for our classrooms...only $65 for the whole year!!  Obviously with a new and growing program there are LOTS of materials that are needed. For the past 2 years I have been funding these materials myself...and breaking the bank!!  A friend recently suggested trying to raise the funds needed through a GoFundMe campaign and I thought it was a GREAT idea!  

So here's the deal:  
I am hoping to raise $2000 that will go directly to helping my students succeed.  

Here's how I'd spend the money:
--GoVizzle Web Based Software for the diverse needs of all learners (waiting for quote but approximately $940 per year)
--News2You cloud-based learning for special education ($159 per year)
--Various reinforcing materials (positive reinforcement is an important part of any autism/ABA program and it is vital to have a rotating selection of enticing objects/edibles/environments)
--Curriculum materials/manipulatives (particularly for science, social studies, and social skills)
--Consumable items (e.g., glue sticks, expo markers, laminating pouches, velcro, tissues, papertowels, etc.)
--Sensory items (children with autism are often sensory-seeking and/or sensory-defensive...each often require materials to help them regulate sensory input).

Any and all donations will go a long way to helping build a successful program for students with autism!

Thank you for your support!
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Supplies are starting to pour in!! It's like Christmas morning!! Thank you for the support!!
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WOW!! I can't believe it...Thanks to your generosity we have raised over $2000 in 3 days!! That money will go a long way to providing consumables (e.g., glue sticks, expo markers, laminating pouches, prizes, etc.) for this years class and also buying long-lasting supplies for future students (e.g., a sand/water table, curriculum materials, literature, etc.). In addition, I will be able to purchase licenses to web-based learning programs. I will post pictures as the supplies arrive. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
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Thank you to all who have contributed to my wonderful kiddos!! We are just $225 away from our goal...unbelievable!! Your support means the world to me...and most importantly my students!
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I am AMAZED at the outpouring of support!! Thank you all!! I am more than halfway to my goal!! The 2015-2016 school year is going to be one for the record books! :)
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$2,410 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 33 months
Created August 11, 2015
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$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
JC
$100
James Colligan
33 months ago

Great idea Katie! Good luck in the new school year.

MK
$20
Mary Kelly
33 months ago

Keep up the great work!

$20
Bianca Ferrante
33 months ago

Goodluck Matt.

EP
$50
Evelyn & Frank Pospisil
33 months ago (Offline Donation)
BK
$50
Barbara Kelly
33 months ago

Good luck this year, Katie

$100
Anonymous
33 months ago
ML
$50
Margaret Looman
33 months ago

yay Ms. Katie!!!

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