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The Billings Boys have Autism, a Ipad would help us to know what they are thinking, finally a voice!

After years of waiting, we finally had two children. Sebastian who is 8, and Alexander who is 5, two unique boys. When Sebastian turned 5 and Xander turned 3 we were hit with the news that they both have Autism. Our world was turned upside down and sideways.

The boys have daily struggles with communication. The Ipad would help Sebastian express his feelings and relieve his anxiety. Xander who has very limited speech would be able to express his thoughts/feelings/frustrations about the world. The picture board frustrates him to the point where he hides the pictures. All we want is to is understand what they are thinking and feeling. Without being able to communicate, it is very difficult to figure out how to help them understand the world. To be able to ask Xander what is wrong and after 5 years finally being able to hear the answer brings tears to my eyes as I type this.

With 2 boys with Autism their is not any "extra" money in our budget. We have applied for grants and are always turned down due to lack of funds. We decided to give this a try; our job as parents is to love and care for them, teach and explain the world. We would be able to do so much more for them if we had a Ipad to finally break the communication barrier.
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