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My son has a Guardian Angel...

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

I have a son who has Autism. He has some trouble communicating and lots of fine motor skills issues. I entered him into a contest for an iPad and was notified he was a finalist last week... Sadly, he didn't win the contest. simple frown

I had posted onto my Facebook that he was a finalist and then updated so my friends would know he hadn't won... A few days later, I got a private message from a friend of a friend who also has a child with Autism, who I had only chatted with a few times online, but have never met in person. She said that she wanted to help another child in the community and would like to buy DS an iPad for Christmas because of how much the technology had helped her daughter so far!

We are meeting up next week so that she can give it to us. I am SO excited for my son and even more grateful that someone would care enough to help him have this device that our family can't afford to buy for him.

angel

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:20 PM
Replies (31-40):
K8WillBLast
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:37 PM

 That is awesome!  What an amazing gift!

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM

My son has been trying to tell us about something for a few weeks now, but we still haven't been able to figure out what it is and he can't seem to show us either...

Quoting mariesmama:


Quoting Anonymous:

Have you requested to have the tablet travel back and forth between home and school? I went to a conference all about AAC devices and Facilitated Communication and a lawyer who spoke said that most schools will agree to this so that the child has the same programs and ability to communicate at home.

Quoting mariesmama:


Quoting Anonymous:

Does she use an AAC device?

Quoting mariesmama:

sweet my daughter doesnt have autism but has spd and motor dyspraxia so i know about communication issues


she talks now but i can barely understand her she uses a tablet at school


i just tell her show me when i dont understand her


LadySaphira
by Bronze Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:40 PM

that is wonderful!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:40 PM
I don't know. I am too poor to have one. His therapist brought it in. I will ask her, k?

Quoting Anonymous:

What is the program?

Quoting Anonymous:

It is so awesome to have! One of the programs taught my son to talk after we lost hope!


wrensong
by Pagan Mother on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:42 PM

That's so cool!

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:43 PM

There are all sorts of programs out there that can help you get a tablet to help your son. Autism Cares just had open applications last week. The HollyRod Foundation sometimes has grants too. Maybe you can try one of those and be lucky enough to get the technology for your son.

Quoting Anonymous:

I don't know. I am too poor to have one. His therapist brought it in. I will ask her, k?

Quoting Anonymous:

What is the program?

Quoting Anonymous:

It is so awesome to have! One of the programs taught my son to talk after we lost hope!



Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Oh wow, that is so nice!! 

white_wolf454
by Platinum Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

wow yay !

thefiregoddess
by Ruby Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:46 PM

It helps A LOT!

I have aspergers and am addicted to my phone.. its how I function (via technology) in a normal aspect.


I think they should cover portable devices like that for children, as therapy. Even if its only on loan, they help many SOOOO much!


Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:47 PM
Omg I would have never guessed you have aspergers. I always see your replies. Sorry I justt never thought .


Quoting LectioDivina:

It does help so much, I have aspergers and I can barely talk in real life If I'm nervous at all, But typing I can say anything I want


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