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The Caban Family and Friends are uniting to raise money to help get an IPad for their son Joey who has Autism. Please show your support!

Experts say the Apple iPad lessens the symptoms Autism, helping kids deal with life's sensory overload.
The disorder, which affects as many as one out of 110 children in the U.S. according to a CDC study, means kids have “no control over the pace of information coming at them,” Herbert told FoxNews.com. “They are not distracted by context.” With the iPad, she said, the child has more control.

Shore, who struggled with autism as a child himself, said the iPad might be the difference between communicating with the outside world and being locked into a closed state. Interestingly, he says it might be the first of several gadgets that actually free a child from some effects of autism -- and that additional devices, including those that augment speech, will also help.
Apps like Proloquo2go by AssistiveWare provide a way for kids with autism to communicate desires and feelings in a way that would not be possible otherwise, Coppin said.

There are at least three dozen apps designed for autistic kids including ones for music and reading. And the device itself supports spoken text and other aids for those with special needs.

Joey's Therapists say that an IPad woulkd greatly help Joey with his Tantrums and with his speech. But getting one for him is alot eaier said than done, his mother was laid off in March and Joeys father currently has a temp job making min wage,needless to say they can barely pay all of their bills let alone afford to get him an IPad.
So Please we are asking for help to raise $800 to buy Joey an IPad and learning apps to help him communicate with his family and to help calm him during his Tantrums.
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