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Our youngest son Dylan is four years old and autistic. We are raising money to provide him with an iPad to help prepare him for kinder.

This is my sweet baby boy Dylan. He's four years old and the youngest of five...and he is autistic.

When I was pregnant with Dylan, we went through some tough times financially. It was hard on our family and on our marriage - we almost didn't make it. What got us through is looking down at this sweet little bundle of love and smiles and cuddles. Truth is, Dylan saved us. He has been a complete and total joy to our entire family since the day he was born. And if it kills us, we are gonna save him back!

My husband and I work extra hours each week to provide him with much needed therapy and medical interventions and we are happy to share that he has made some good progress. In the past year, he has started to speak! So far, just 1-2 words at a time, but every little step forward is a reason to celebrate. We want more than anything to give him a chance at a future.

When we started reading about the amazing benefits an iPad could bring for a child with autism, we were very excited. But with four other kids and lots of therapy bills we cannot do this on our own. Please help us help our son. If you'd like to read some amazing stories of how iPads have miraculously helped autistic children, here are a few resources:

http://www.blogher.com/ipad-nearmiracle-my-son-autism

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7385686n&tag=contentBody;storyMediaBox

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/education&id=8374840
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