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This fundraiser ended on 08/30/11

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Our family is asking for your prayers and support in the purchase of an iPad and accessories for our son James, who is autistic.

Are you a person who believes that if you put a penny away each day that it will pay back dividends in the future? That is how we feel about our son James and the opportunity for him to be able to have an iPad. Our son James will be 10 yrs old at the end of August. He is on the autistic spectrum and like many children on the spectrum-would truely benefit from having an iPad. The benefits for James specifically are that James has significant delays in all of his academics and depsite James's great verbal language skills, great sense of humor and bright personality, he just learns completely different from typically developed peers. After months of academic and cognitive assessments, we now have a better understanding of what type of learner James is. James is unable to write, read or understand math concepts. He needs small, step by step, repetitive instruction. He is an auditory learner and needs information given to him in that way so he can learn and remember it. James has an amazing memory but has always struggled to make the connection from what he sees-to process it in his brain-and then put it into print on a page. James loves to tell stories, make up characters and many think he should write books someday. But how will he every write a book, if he can't read what he wrote, write down his thoughts or be able to organize his thoughts so he can create these "someday masterpeices"? There are numerous numbers of apps for the iPad that James can benefit from, that work on all of the skills that James needs to learn-in a way that he can learn them-short-auditory-creative and fun! I hope you will consider supporting James in our effort to purchase him an iPad.
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