Give kids a voice: iPads for Autism

 
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Aug 14, 2014

iPads are changing lives!

Courtney enjoys her iPad!
Courtney enjoys her iPad!

In Pensacola, more and more families are being blessed through the funds raised by Autism Pensacola through Global Giving and our iPads for Autism project that you support!  This week, 4 new families received iPads to share use with children ranging in age from 2-15. These families are so excited to see their children begin to communicate and learn more easily by using the iPad you helped provide. This brings the total number of families we have touched to twenty-two!

Courtney and her little brother both have autism. Courtney's mom took our PEP class and has learned so much. She even changed her carreer to become a teacher. Courtney's mom says,  'The iPad we received has helped us more than we could have imagined. Going into public places was extermely overwhelming, but now she has something to keep her attention. Insetad of crying with anxiety, she is squealing with happiness.  We are also working on the skills needed to use the iPad as a speech device.  What a blessing!' Courtney is 6 and her brother is 4.  Your gifts have made such a difference for this family!

Jose is 13 and being raised by his grandmother.  He hates to read books, but with the iPad he can look up information on his special interest and read about something he loves!  His grandmother says he is working on social skills when he shares with his family what he learns.  What a difference this is making in his life!

These are just a few of the stories of how you make a difference with your donations to iPads for autism. This fall we will have two more of our classes to teach parents the most effective way to help their children and we will be able to continue offering iPads because of your support.  Won't you please consider supporting us once again? Your gift makes such a difference! Thank you!!

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Susan Byram

Pensacola, Florida United States

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