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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“I have an autistic student in my classroom that I consider quite a challenge. I introduced the ShoeboxTasks to her last spring and anticipated her being able to independently complete 3 or so by now. I am very pleased to tell you she is completing 11 with very, very few verbal or physical cues. She has amazed me with your tasks. I love them and they have been the answer to a prayer for me.” -Beth, teacher from Kentucky

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