Welcome to ShoeboxTasks

Dedicated to providing creative educational activities and opportunities for individuals with autism or disabilities who are “learning how to learn.”
  • ShoeboxTasks® provide the opportunity for children or adults who need a high degree of structure to experience success and build upon that success for greater skill and independence.


  • Developed by Ron Larsen during his time as a therapist with the TEACCH program, these Tasks have proven to be an educational breakthrough for otherwise uninspired learners.


  • Centering on Children is the sole-source creator and distributor of ShoeboxTasks®. We employ adults on the autism spectrum in our ShoeboxTasks Vocational Workshop. They assemble and package the Tasks independently, with the guidance of job coaches.

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  • We are proud to offer a work environment which provides dignity, fair wages and a sense of accomplishment for our employees, while implementing as many environmentally-friendly principles as possible.


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An unprecedented exploration of autism from the point of view of autistic people. The film's subjects occupy different positions on the spectrum but are all at pivotal moments in their lives. How they work out perceptual and behavioral particularities is a remarkable reflection revealing inventive adaptations among both those on the spectrum and neurotypicals--an emerging critique of what it means to be normal and what it means to be human.

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New ShoeboxTasks Prices

Due to a delay in product updates, we're extending our lower pricing. New prices will take effect later in 2016, but enjoy the lower prices until further notice.

Updated pricing for 2016


"My students love to perform the Task of #17 Red Buttons in Water. It is something most of them can perform independently. The buttons are not too big or too small. The task is simple and enjoyable...The various ShoeboxTasks that you make are wonderful tools and activities for working with students who have special needs. Keep up the great work!"

-Joe Galarza
Calvert County Public Schools

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