14 Oct '11, 6am

An App Hackathon For Autism | Care2 Causes

An App Hackathon For Autism | Care2 Causes

More than a few of my friends who are parents of autistic children and of children with learning disabilities and challenges of various sorts wrote moving tributes to Steve Jobs about how the iPad and other Apple devices have made a profound difference in their children’s lives. For my son Charlie , the touchscreen interface of the iPad has been revolutionary , making it possible for him to use the device independently to listen to music, watch videos and (with a little help) practice his typing. Other children are using the iPad as an augmentative communication device (ACC); to organize their time using visual schedules; to practice math , spelling and other academic skills and much, much more.While not the cheapest digital tablet out there, the iPad costs far less than many of the AAC devices that have previously been available. (One other advantage of the iPad: As my hu...

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