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Tablets for Autism Project

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I was running an iPad giveaway on Facebook and unexpectedly discovered something in the process that has changed everything for me and my little company. I discovered a staggering need for tablets that help individuals in the autism spectrum.
I gave away the first iPad yesterday to a Scott Johnson Middle School in McKinney Texas. I couldn't believe the PPCD-STC classes had been denied because of "funding" yet 8th grade science students at the same scool were given iPads. I find this unacceptable.
There exists incredible need for tablets that help give those in the autism spectrum a voice. The amazing potential for these individuals who, until now, have been locked in silence is beginning to be realized. The Apple iPad is revolutionizing what those affected with autism are capable of by bridging a tremendous communication gap between their world and ours. Except for this one.tiny.problem...PRICE. The Apple iPad has a price which exists far beyond the reach of many families, school districts and care givers. To date Apple has not stepped up to offer either an alternative tablet, or a more affordable version for these individuals. In fact, Apple does not offer any reduced pricing for a single product to any group. This got me thinking "outside" of the box.
What I am proposing is that this crowd sourced fund-raising platform will enable us to develop a NEW tablet specifically geared towards those in the autism spectrum. If it is manufactured in such a way it would be possible to have it then qualify for school districts that have restrictions in place which prevent this type of hardware from qualifying for funding.
if Apple will not do more, than we should.
Give a voice-Give a tablet.

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