Communication for All

$2,500 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 44 people in 49 months


Not being able to communicate is not the same thing as having nothing to say! Just ask one of the 175 moderate-severely handicapped students at Jessie Baker School!  Communication is difficult for most of our students who rely on signs and paper communication symbols to communicate their wants, needs, thoughts and feelings. But communication is complex, not everyone understands sign, and paper symbols get lost. Plus it's nearly impossible to predict and make symbols for every word that we think a child might want to say!  Fortunately, there's an app for that! This past year we've had 8 students start using iPads as their voice. The iPads are loaded with a single communication app that produces speech when picture symbols are selected on the touch screen. Because of this technology, I've had the privlege of listening to 8 students voice their first word!  Watch the video and see the joy in the children's faces as they enjoy teaching one another and playing with one another.   

Please consider making a donation so we can fund communication devices for more of our students! a complete communication system costs approximately $800 and includes an iPad, a communication application chosen specifically for them,  and a protective case with carrying strap so they can take their voice everywhere.
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Hello Go Fund Me Supporters!
I know many of you follow me on Facebook and have seen my posts, but for those of you who don't, I wanted to let you know that after meeting with the school district they are helping to support my mission to bring communication devices
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Amazing! We passed the $1000 mark! Thank you Bridge Kids of New York LLC, Dana from Uncommon Sense, Deb Gately, Maura Burchill, Sarah Oliver, Christine Baudin, Anne Mahoney, Courtney Bush, Angela Moorad of OMazing Kids, Eva Adams, Nancy Friday, Denise and Jerry Breen, Nancy Friday, Heidi LoStracco and Gwynne Thorpe for helping give a kid a voice!
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$2,500 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 44 people in 49 months
Created March 18, 2015
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Evelyn Mallon
49 months ago

Good luck Sharon, what a wonderful project!

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49 months ago
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49 months ago
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Lauren Enders
49 months ago

Great idea! Best of luck in your fabulous campaign! Let me know if I can help with resources for your teams!

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