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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:31 AM
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iHelp for Autism
For autistic children, the new iPad is an effective, portable device for teaching communication and social skills. Its also way cool.
) By Ashley Harrell Wednesday, Aug 11 2010

Three weeks had passed since Shannon Rosa had glanced over the numbers on her tiny blue raffle ticket. Like many other parents, she had agreed to cough up $5 not because she thought she had any real chance of winning, but to support the school.

Now, as she sat in her Honda Odyssey in a Redwood City parking lot, about to pick up some tacos for the family, her cellphone rang. It was the school secretary. Rosa had won the raffle.

Alone in her van, she screamed. Then she drove straight to Clifford School to claim her prize: a glistening new iPad.

Although Rosa already owned an iPod Touch, she had purposely held off on the iPad. She isn't an early adopter; she likes to wait until the kinks are worked out. But for $5, she didn't mind taking the iPad home one bit. Maybe Leo would like it.

http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-08-11/news/ihelp-for-autis...
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-17-10 05:35 PM
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1. Socialization. There's an app for that.
:-)
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 02:13 PM
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2. One of my former students,
a young man with a rare form of cancer,
lost some of his speech functions over the summer.
:(- I hope it's not permanent.

I didn't press his mom for details, they are going
through hell right now.

She did want me to work with him this coming semester
as he will be returning to Home Teaching.
(I hope I get the assignment)

He is communicating through an app on his iPad now!!
I am so happy this is available to those who need help.

:)
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