What a wonderful gift for families who can’t afford an iPad. As a mom of a son who is high functioning, I agree that the iPad is a great resource for children on the spectrum, even more so for non verbal children. You can read our Autism app recommendations and video here and on You Tube. The Los Angeles charity HollyRod is donating a free iPad to families with a nonverbal child with autism. The iPad has some wonderful communication applications for those with autism.
“All of the money raised from November 16th through December 31st is being used directly to purchase the iPads and apps. We won’t know until January 1st how many we’ll be able to buy.”
The program has the following conditions:
FREE I-Pad for Eliglible Non-Verbal/Minimally Verbal Consumers on the Autism Spectrum
Please note that the application deadline is coming up on
December 31, 2010.
Links to the application and further information can be found in the forward below.
Link for application: http://www.hollyrod.org/#/holiday-2010/4545650338
What are the eligibility requirements?
- The individual you are applying for must have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum (as identified in diagnosis report);
- Reside in the United States
- Be non-verbal or minimally verbal (as identified in speech pathology report)
- Be in financial need: Gross income not to exceed $35,000 single income family or $50,000 two-income family (as identified by documentation)
- Have access to a computer and an iTunes account (some programs must be downloaded on a computer and transferred to the iPad due to size)
- A professional on your team (i.e., speech pathologist, doctor, teacher) must be willing to take responsibility of the gift card that downloads the applications
For more information, please visit the foundations website: www.hollyrod.org