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Inspiration, strategies, resources, and news about how children with autism can utilize technology for their benefit
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Walk unites families touched by autism - Allentown Morning Call

Walk unites families touched by autism - Allentown Morning Call | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
Walk unites families touched by autism Allentown Morning Call Benefiting autism research and advocacy, the walk draws participants from across the region, many with first-hand knowledge of the spectrum of disorders that cause difficulties with...
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Mother, son teach others about autism - Columbus Telegram - Columbus Telegram

Mother, son teach others about autism - Columbus Telegram - Columbus Telegram | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
Mother, son teach others about autism - Columbus Telegram
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His schedule is mapped out on his iPad, which he carries everywhere. Using different apps, Noah is able to track what his day will entail.
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Uncommon Sense: What my children think about AAC

Uncommon Sense: What my children think about AAC | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it

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This article is more of a blog of sorts. This blog is from a mother that discusses her children, and her daughter is mostly non-verbal. Because of this, her daughter uses a "talker" to communicate with her. The mother discusses this, and it gives a great persepctive of things from her view.

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Communica8GH's curator insight, April 11, 2013 1:05 PM

Another GREAT post from Uncommon Sense!

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Autism and iPads: How Tablets Simplify Communication

Autism and iPads: How Tablets Simplify Communication | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
It began just after the first generation iPad hit the market. People started to notice its effectiveness on a scale not seen before. As people with autism got their hands on iPads and tablets they ...
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Winamac third school corp. to get special ed grant - pharostribune.com

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Winamac third school corp. to get special ed grant
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Teach Town helps students on the autism spectrum improve their communication, language and math skills, Pear explained.
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Great news article about an elementary school who recieved around $60,000 in a grant for the special education department. The department will be using the grant to purchase ipads and other technology items for children with special needs so they can continue to grow and advance and have everything they need to do so! This is another great story about special education and the progress.

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23 Ways To Communicate With A Non-Verbal Child

23 Ways To Communicate With A Non-Verbal Child | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
“Just because a person can’t speak doesn't mean they have nothing to say.” A very important reminder from a parent of a non-verbal child. Communication is a basic human need, allowing people to con...

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This article gives great tips for communicating with a child who is non-verbal. Just because a child may not use his/her voice to speak, doesn't mean they don't have important things to say! Allow your child to communicate with you, using way they love. Great article!

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Raising Autism Awareness Together Mini iPad case iPad Mini Covers from Zazzle.com

Raising Autism Awareness Together Mini iPad case iPad Mini Covers from Zazzle.com | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
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Here is a sight where you can buy an ipad case that supports autism. I love this idea to show supprt 

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Jenelle K. Karp's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:04 PM

this is one of my favorite you can buy case for you iPads and it shows you support  autism!

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iPad class gives voice to kids with autism

Autism Cares Foundation, which is based in Bucks County, is sponsoring an iPad course for families of children who have autism. The class teaches parents and...
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Another video, this one about how the community is offering courses to teach about the ipad and the ipad applications to parents so that they can easily help their children with autism learn to use it and help the communication. "A tool to improve our life, and his life"...

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Jenelle K. Karp's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:21 PM

A video that talks about given children with autism a voice 

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Best Ipad Apps for Autistic Children 2011 ® autism facts for kids

iPad apps situated on iTunes are brilliant for youngsters with learning disabilities like autism. Proloquo2go is most likely the most important top iPad app for autism. This well thought of application allows autistic children to ...
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This is a great list that tells about all of the "best" applications available on the Ipad for children with autism. 

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Jenelle K. Karp's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:01 AM

These are some of the best apps out there for children with austism

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iPads for Autism

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Late last year, Karen Terzian took a chance and wrote to the general manager of the North Queen St. Best Buy store to ask if he would consider donating a couple of iPads to her autistic son's special-ed class at Briarcrest Junior School.
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Just an example of how people are reaching out to help the autism community and children!

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AutisMate, an exciting new autism app introduced at Dallas ...

AutisMate, an exciting new autism app introduced at Dallas ... | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
Jonathan, who has founded the company SpecialNeedsWare, with the goal of desiging a line of apps targeted to those with special needs, is hoping to get local school districts to adopt AutisMate for kids with autism.
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AutisMate is an application that helps children with autism to communicate, and the best part about this story is that a 25 year old made this application out of love for his brother who has autism.

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Charity round-up: Wirral Autistic Society receives new iPad - Wirral News

Charity round-up: Wirral Autistic Society receives new iPad
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YOUNG people at Wirral Autistic Society are becoming technology savvy after being presented with an iPad at their Rainbow Resource Centre.
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This is a really neat, short, news article about a small town and how it is helping to get ipads to the autism community. It is asking for people to donate their old cell phones, and for every 160 they receieve they donate an ipad2 to a charity for the autism community! 

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Second Grader Brings Autism Awareness - Rochester YNN

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Second Grader Brings Autism Awareness
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"It's going to get to the point where every classroom is going to have this and I need to know how to handle it as a teacher.
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Great news artcile that provides great insight for Autism. A big brother shares with his class about Autism because his little brother has it and he wants others to be more aware. He doesn't view autism as a disability, but rather sees his brother as having different, special abilties others do not have!

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Autism Speaks: An Iowa Family Hopes Others Can Learn from Its Journey - Patch.com

Autism Speaks: An Iowa Family Hopes Others Can Learn from Its Journey - Patch.com | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
Autism Speaks: An Iowa Family Hopes Others Can Learn from Its Journey Patch.com Autism education also is important to Jennifer, who knows all too well the struggle parents go through to make sure their children receive the attention and support...
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How to Help Teachers Integrate Assistive Technology in the Classroom

How to Help Teachers Integrate Assistive Technology in the Classroom | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
Follow these best practices to help special-needs students use technology for meaningful learning experiences.

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This was originally scooped by Social Skills and Autism curated by Making Friends. This article is for teachers with special needs students, although this article would be helpful for every teacher to read.

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Children with Autism Learn Using Visual Aids

Children with Autism Learn Using Visual Aids | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
This post explores how parents and teachers can use visual communication to aid the development of a child’s learning process.
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This article is short and simple, but it does the basics of describing why the use of ipads for the autistic community is actually so important! It also discusses other ways to communicate with children who want to speak, but they can't get what they wish to say out.

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Parents find creative ways to fill children’s needs

Parents find creative ways to fill children’s needs | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
Three remarkable parents share how they invented or developed products for children with special needs.

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Although this short article isn't all about autism or ipads, this article is inspirational in itself. Three different parents invented special needs products that are great! There may not be enough resources out there for special needs children, but this article shows you that when there's a will, there's a way! 

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Positive Affirmations Increase Language Development in Autistic Toddlers - GoodTherapy.org (blog)

Positive Affirmations Increase Language Development in Autistic Toddlers - GoodTherapy.org (blog) | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
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Positive Affirmations Increase Language Development in Autistic Toddlers
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Many toddlers with ASD utter few words at all, making communication difficult between children and parents, teachers, and others.
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This seems like a great idea to increase communication skills is children with autism!

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Smurks

Get Smurks on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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This is an ipad application to help children with autism specifically with emotions and recognizing facial expressions. This application can open new doors for children with autism and their social skills and social understanding! 

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iPad unlocks new world for people with autism

iPad unlocks new world for people with autism
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A video from a parent's perspective on the ipad

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Jenelle K. Karp's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:57 AM

This video is a video about a parent view about IPad apps

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AutismWonderland: A New iPad App to Help Individuals with #Autism

AutismWonderland: A New iPad App to Help Individuals with #Autism | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
A New iPad App to Help Individuals with #Autism · Lower East Side #NYC (Sundays in my City) · Why I Will NOT Watch The #Oscars (and 8 Things I'l... You Are Not Alone · Why Can't Every Weekend Be a Three Day Weekend ...
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This link has a great video that talks about and shows you the application AutisMate which is the application I posted about earlier which the man made for his little brother. Gives you a great visual into the application and shows all of the advantages

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Digital devices help some with autism find more independence

Digital devices help some with autism find more independence | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
Thanks to the help of a tablet computer, Brian Starling can easily tell family and friends what food he wants for dinner or what he would like to buy at a store.
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Just another story from a mother whose son (7 years old) uses his ipad to communicate with the outside world. She also found that the ipad has really opened her child up socially which is wonderful because this is something that children with autism struggle with, so the idea that technology is  bridging this gap is wonderful!

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Jenelle K. Karp's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:06 AM

This is about an seven year old who using the ipad to communicate

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I like the idea that the march of technology has brought us to a place where touch and sight can help those who struggle connect with humanity.
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Insights on autism presented to club - Steubenville Herald Star

Insights on autism presented to club - Steubenville Herald Star | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
Steubenville Herald Star Insights on autism presented to club Steubenville Herald Star "Ipads and Autism: Giving a Voice" was the title of Costello's presentation, one that included a definition of autism, which is a neurological disorder that...
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This article again speaks about how bright and special children with autism are and how great the ipad is because it allows them to share this with the rest of the world

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Jenelle K. Karp's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:59 AM

this is about how smart and bright children with special needs are and how this apps shows it!

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Community Foundation grant boosts school technology project - The Oshkosh Northwestern

Community Foundation grant boosts school technology project - The Oshkosh Northwestern | IPad Applications for The Autism Community | Scoop.it
Community Foundation grant boosts school technology project The Oshkosh Northwestern “Teachers are using iPads as a tool to reach out to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the results are remarkable,” says Tonya Alling, of Ripon, who is...
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This article is a great introducation to explaining how technology can have major advantages for the autism community! This grant will really help these children to communicate with the world around them in a way that is acsessible for them! 

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