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Looking to better understand my son. My son can't answer questions like What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? with this he could!

3 year old non verbal child diagnosed with autism in May of 2010.
Why an iPad for a child? some reasons why.

Establishing the least restrictive environment
Adaptive equipment traditionally is big and cumbersome and screams DISABILITY and very costly

iPad’s can help facilitate communication and aid in learning.

more accessible for some children with coordination or learning difficulties, who may find 'sliding' and tapping easier than either typing or writing.

helpful for calming and focusing children who are on the go

Those who don’t know"Those who don’t know, Autism is a lifelong disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to other people and the world around them.

Those affected typically display major impairments in three areas: social interaction, communication and behavior

4 First-Then Visual ScheduleFirst-Then Visual Schedule is unique in that it is completely customizable to each user’s individual needs.
Users can add personal voice recordings and images to create a schedule.
This personalization allows for schedules to be created and updated on the go, helping transition through unexpected changes in a daily routine.

Benefit from a structured environmentvisual schedules serve to increase independence and lower anxiety during transitions through different activities.

Ashton’s Choice Board“My son can't answer questions like:
- What do you want to do?
- Where do you want to go?
- Who did you see today?

Now, with help from this app, he can answer those questions while seeing a list of answers visually presented to him.”

Creating Social StoriesSocial Stories help individuals to 'read' and understand social situations
enhance a child’s understanding of a given situation and teach them how to respond in a socially appropriate manner.

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