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Ipad for Aidan!!! Aidan was recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome which is a form of autism. Help me raise money to buy him an Ipad!

We have recently been officially informed that Aidan is a child with Asperger's Syndrome. What is interesting is that according to the psychologist, Aidan's receptive language ability (his understanding and his vocabulary) is at a genius level, but his ability to express himself is below average. Apparently this is not just a speech issues but is neurological in nature. Also, Aidan has significant difficulty with small motor skills especially with writing. In addition we also just discovered that Aidan has issues with his eyes which cause him to see double and to have difficulty focusing. He is going to have to wear bi-focals and participate in vision therapy.

Anyway, the psychologist is recommending that Aidan have a tablet computer to allow him to express himself. This will lead to less frustration on the part of his parents as well as for him. He gets so upset when we don't understand. Also he loves to make up stories and movies and with an Ipad he could actually put his thoughts down in a readable form for others to understand. He could also do his homework on the Ipad which would be significantly easier than tediously writing it out.

Also, there are numerous "apps" specifically designed to assist children on the autism spectrum.
The cost of treatment for Aidan's OT, Speech, counseling and socialization groups is going to expensive and time consuming and without help from others we would not be able to afford an Ipad for Aidan. If many people chip in a little bit then this could become a reality!!!
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