An Ipad was something I wanted so badly. Watching other children do the apps, watch YouTube, and such on them, resulted in me longing for one for my children. Ipads looked like a key to unlock so much untapped potential in my children. But, money never flowed to the point where I could obtain one for my Fantastic Four.
Speech therapists used Ipad apps during therapy. Occupational therapists used it for fine motor practice, fluency, and visual spatial skills. I prayed for an Ipad many times.
Upon opening my email one morning in the fall of 2014, I saw an Autism Speaks Ipad giveaway. I quickly completed the application, not thinking much of it. Many times I had not been chosen to receive an Ipad from other organizations. Peace filled my heart when I was turned down as I hoped nonverbal children received the devices and were enabled to download apps like: Speak All App or 7 Communication Apps by Friendship Circle utilizing them to access their voices.
I had applied for Ipads at A4CWSN Website, and not been chosen. Sometimes, they did complicated giveaways, where you needed to “like” certain apps on Facebook, etc. With four children, I didn’t pull those off. Our local Autism Society gave Ipads away, and we were not chosen either. Consequently, when I applied for the Autism Speaks Ipad grant, I didn’t really expect a lot.
Low and behold, I received an email in November that an Ipad was coming. This was the same year, I moved to a different house for safety reasons and was going through the divorce. Receiving it was not only a joy for the children, but an incredible blessing for me. Somehow, I felt remembered. I felt validated.
My family thought I should save it for Christmas. I couldn’t do that. I was intent on getting the children the help they received at therapy appointments regularly at home. I was ecstatic. In the next post, I will share the apps I downloaded.
In the meantime, complete the short questions at this link:
Notification Autism Speaks Next Ipad Grant Is. Keep it on your radar and apply when you are notified. You too might receive a life changing Ipad. Blessings to you and yours today and always,
If you like this post, please see Speech Therapy Tools where I share what the Ipad did for our youngest daughter. I pray it inspires you.