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Jaden is a sweet loving young boy, with this capability we hope to make his life easier in communicating with us and the world. Thanks!

Autism is a lifelong, complex neurobiological disorder for which there is currently no documented cure. It crosses a spectrum that ranges from relatively mild difficulties to extreme conditions involving severe language delay; repetitive and/or anti-social behavior, and even aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior.

Jaden Porter our son is a 9 years old boy who was diagnosed at age 2 with Autism. After his diagnoses Jaden started early intervention. Nothing we knew would prepare us for what was to come. Jaden sunk into his own world for long periods of time. He started going to early intervention at a local elementary special education school. He has had occupational therapy and speech therapy since he was 2. Jaden struggles with his speech. They call it severe speech delay.

Traditional Alternative Communication Devices on average cost around $8000. With the introduction of Apple’s iPad along with specially designed communication “apps”, the ability to speak is far more accessible for so many ranging in total cost of about $1000.

1 in 110 children are diagnosed with Autism, 50% of those children have extreme difficulty learning to speak, 25% of them never will. While these individuals may not be able to speak, they have much to say.

We are asking for your support to help Jaden in his speech capability by helping us raise the amount of money it will cost to get him an IPAD. Anything you can contribute will help greatly, thanks!
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