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This fundraiser ended on 11/21/12

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trying to raise the money to provide my disabled son with the means to continue to learn when his formal education ends!

 

When looking at the aspect of wesley's special education coming to a close soon I realized that I needed to find some way to keep his skills from sliding! Wesley is 21 years old with mutiple disabilities, including Mental Retadation, Cerebral Palsy, and a speech disorder that makes it difficult for him to communicate effectively. In addition he tends to loose skills if they are not consistantly practiced! Doing research showed me that the most effective tools out there at a
reasonable cost is the iPad and the apps that have been produced for it! there are apps for everything from text to speech, life skills,to Math, and apps to entertain a person. And all are in formats easily used by the special needs community! At this time there are over 40 such apps for the ipad out there in a device well designed, light-weight, and with the correct case,such as the iGuy http://www.squidoo.com/best-ipad-case-for-kids  very durable!

Wesley is a young adult who also has medical problems that has caused him to spend long periods of time in Hospitals and having surgery. he has daily treatments for his colon and pretty much spend most of his time alone.Wesley loves computers! An iPad could give him the means to keep in touch with family that do not live near!Please think with your heart and give a great kid not only provide a way to learn but a device that could give him some independance, and entertainment that he deserves. And the next time he is in the hospital he can practice his speach and play games in his iPad! thank you! Lynda

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