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This fundraiser ended on 08/28/11

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WE MADE OUR GOAL!! :) please still feel free to donate. Anything over the $1500 goal is going to be donated to Easter Seals!

THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE! WE MADE OUR GOAL!! :) I am going to leave this open for a few more days...please still feel free to donate. Anything over the $1500 goal is going to be donated to Easter Seals!

I am trying to raise funds to help out the special needs community. My son Ethan is 3 years old and was diagnosed with classic autism. I am wanting to buy an iPad to help teach him utilizing social stories.

Now why is our situation any different than anyone else asking for your help to purchase an iPad for their special needs child? Our situation is different because me and several friends are wanting to develop some apps for the special needs community that are FREE. I believe that educating children with special needs is SO important and should not be hindered by the lack of funds. I have seen apps for the iPad that cost $189. Ouch. The iPad is expensive as it is so to add on the additional $189 for a great app is pretty rough. We plan on delivering an amazing app like I said for FREE. I need the funds to buy 2 iPads and some apps for them. This way we can do more research to make our apps better. I also have a friend with a son who has autism. His son is older than Ethan. I am wanting to provide him with an iPad to do usability studies. This will help refine our app.

I have made contact with several people from our local Easter Seals that have offered to do some testing to help get this app as user friendly as possible.

Want to read more about Ethan and my wife and my journey through this thus far...check out my wife's blog at:
http://courageandcoffee.blogspot.com/
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