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iPadgate Hits the Special Needs Community: #autism #specialneeds

iPadgate Hits the Special Needs Community: #autism #specialneeds

Like a lot of families with a child with disabilities, we’ve been more than thrilled to see how our autistic son Charlie has benefited from having an iPad. He adores music and, when he’s home and in the car, pretty much has something playing all the time (latest favorite: The Byrds). He’s figured out ways to use the iPad as a sort of augmentative communication device . The screen is the perfect size to show him photos; looking at one of a schoolbus last night before he fell asleep and first thing this morning helped him know he had to get up early to catch that bus to summer school. We’re lucky we can afford an iPad (and a sturdy case ). Not every family can, so no surprise that many flocked to a giveaway at Marissa’s Bunny , a blog written by Mike, the father of a young girl with epilepsy. Last year, Mike announced he was starting the Marissa’s Bunny Foundation to raise m...

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