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  1. Colleen
    April 2, 2017 @ 3:42 am

    Winning an iPad would mean so much to our family because our daughter is mostly nonverbal and can use the iPad to communicate. She has autism and epilepsy and takes several meds. to prevent seizures.
    In school her teachers have been working on the proloquo to go app with her & she is really starting to use that more appropriately to request things and identify various items and people . It truly is like her voice and she would benefit greatly by using that more often at home to.
    We could put that app on to a new iPad and use it more often and frequently with our daughter at home as well.
    Thank you for this opportunity !!!!

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  2. Sherry Gibbs
    April 3, 2017 @ 12:04 am

    My granddaughter Charlotte has a rare disease with a high mortality rate called Dravet Syndrome. It comes with autistic tendencies and thousands of seizures. She is 4 years old and attends pre-school but isn’t able to go half the time due to her condition. Charlotte was diagnosed at 7 months old and started using an Ipad as soon as she was able to hold one by herself. I give HUGE thanks to the Ipad because everything Charlotte has learned has been from the Ipad apps. She thinks she is playing when in reality she is learning letters and numbers and social skills and much more. She wore out her Ipad 1st generation and is working on wearing out her refurbished Ipad 2nd generation. Her Ipad is attached to her wherever she goes and we don’t mind since it is her way of learning. She cannot read or write but has learned to read some little words due to the Ipad. Receiving a new one would be the best thing EVER since it takes her parents and us (her grandparents) to take car of Charlotte’s medical needs that insurance doesn’t cover. The Ipad she is using now doesn’t load some of the newer apps. This girl is fabulous and is the love of her family’s life. We try to live each day happy and making her happy because we never know when our last day will come.

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  3. Desire' Austin
    April 3, 2017 @ 3:01 pm

    It would be great to win an IPad for my 10 year old son. He is non verbal/autistic and has a micro deletion chromosome disorder and many other disabilities that cause him to have low muscle tone and slow growth rate. Right now he uses a pecs book to communicate, but learning on an iPad at school to communicate. It would be awesome to have one for home too. Please help us out, by gifting my son an iPad… thank you all for the opportunity to win one. From a very greatful mom of one amazing little guy.

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  4. Mariellen Lashoones
    April 3, 2017 @ 3:59 pm

    My grandson (6) is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum with primary symptoms being speech delay, generalized anxiety, ADHD and SPD. His anxiety and spd is so high we have a service dog to assist him, he is on medication and in therapy. Despite all of the interventions he is no longer able to attend school full time. An IPad would make it much easier for me to homeschool him and to help him with his speech delay. Apple has so many apps that are wonderful for helping autistic children to learn about the world and how to deal with his emotions as well as academic learning

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  5. Toni Buckley
    April 4, 2017 @ 8:37 am

    My grandson has autisim and is 11 years old. He goes to a small country school where they don’t offer much help with his disability. They do what they can to teach him but they are limited on teachers whom really know how to go about getting him to get it out of him what he does know. Apple has a lot of apps that would help him tremendously. Has a grandparent I do the best I can to provide him and the other two with what they need in life but my limitations are limited.

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  6. Shannon L Fernandez
    April 5, 2017 @ 10:48 pm

    Hi, I am a parent of 3 children on the spectrum, two boys and one girl. My children are my world, my inspiration. I see the determination that each of them have on a daily basis to get further along with every task that they accomplish and it makes me proud to see the joyful smiles on their faces when they succeed. Out of the three of my children, my son Adrean has had to struggle the most. If it weren’t for the use of the tablet that his ABA therapist helps him use to communicate and work on with it would be more difficult for him, therefore slowing down his progress. As a parent, I will always worry about him because he is very low function and I want him to be as independent as his siblings. He’s in a transitions school getting the help he needs and loving every minute of it. I do everything I can to make sure that my kids get all they need to get ahead in life. I want to see him progress even further on his own once he gets a tablet he can work on with the programs that he uses. Our goal for our children is to make a place where they belong and to see them thrive working and living in today’s society. To us it’s not just a dream, it’s why we work hard to get one step closer in life.

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  7. Jessica Card
    April 12, 2017 @ 6:04 pm

    I’m a proud mother of 2 boys whom are special needs. Brenden is 12 and has ASD along with speech delay and sensory disorder. Calub is 9 and has Down Syndrome and sensory disorder. My babies mean everything to me and I would do anything to help them succeed to their full potential.
    Being 12 Bren is going though a lot of changes. Which has made it extremely difficult on him. With his serverity it’s difficut for him to communicate with that comes frustration. I know if he had this iPad with the apps it would calm him and help him to communicate. He has a iPad at ABA therapy that he works on. It’s been noted he has a lot of problems with articulation. We can work on something over and over and he responds better the the electronic program.
    We’re hoping that if we can open that line to communicate that we can open him up socially.
    I’ve been doing everything in my power to help him. We have no family here so I’ve been doing it along. His dr said he needs a service dog. Since Bren bonds better with dogs then anything. He believes it will help with his anxiety,speech and sleep. The school system isn’t that good at all. If it wasn’t for the 6 hrs a week of ABA I don’t know where he’d be.
    Thank you for doing this. God Bless you!

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