VoicesGo

Hi,

My name is Roshan and I’m a student at Westview High School in San Diego, California. I am in Best Buddies, a club at my high school  which pairs high school students with teens with a disability.   In the last two years, I have spent time in classrooms that teach students with special needs.    I noticed that students with communication devices are not allowed to keep their device upon graduation, because it’s the school district’s property. But it’s unthinkable to lose your voice. Communication is a human right and this problem also disproportionally affects socio-economically disadvantaged students. To address this problem, I created a website that provides resources for families, students, and school staff to help guide parents of students with special needs about how to procure a communication device.

 

My website is VoicesGo because I believe that voices and communication are active, and they should literally go everywhere.

 

I'm raising money for the following items for students and families that can't afford them:

  • Apple iPads to use as communication devices
  • Communication apps such as Proloquo2Go which costs $249.99 per app
  • Costs associated with training families how to use these devices with their student

 

I hope you find my website useful and that school teams use this to help inform parents. And I appreciate you spreading the word.

 

Thank you!

  • Christine Cowart 
    • $500 
    • 3 mos
  • Pattiyal Lukose 
    • $300 
    • 7 mos
  • Adeeti Joshi 
    • $151 
    • 9 mos
  • Candice Klein 
    • $40 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer

Roshan Shah 
Organizer
San Diego, CA