Press Release: September 2010
Westbury, NY – Danny’s Wish, an organization started to raise money for Autism and Autism related spectrum disorders, today announced a new campaign designed to provide iPads to schools catering to the development of autistic children.
“Our mission at Danny’s Wish is to provide life enhancing experiences and resources for kids and families dealing with Autism and Autism related spectrum disorders,” said Dino Sgueglia, President of Danny’s Wish. “We’re very excited to have started our latest fundraiser, iPads For Autism. The iPad provides alternative communication and learning applications that allow Autistic children to flourish. These applications grant children new and amazing opportunities by fostering enhanced communication, independence, daily life skills, and developmental growth. More importantly, the iPad gives those without a voice a chance to be heard. Join Danny’s Wish in raising money to provide iPad’s for schools and individuals with Autism!”
Since the iPad’s unveiling in April, autism experts and parents have brought it into countless homes and classrooms around the world. Developers have begun creating an abundance of applications specifically designed for users with special needs, and initial studies are already measuring the effectiveness of the iPad as learning tools for children with autism. As a result, some children have been able to communicate their thoughts to adults for the very first time. Others have learned life skills that had eluded them for years.
“I originally purchased the iPad for myself and my wife so that we could review information for work. Shortly thereafter we began downloading games and movies to occupy us when we travel. Soon my son Danny began playing some of the games with no difficulty or reservations. There are just so many applications it can be used for. It is truly a great device.”
“There are many ways you can help! You can make a donation through any one of our donation channels. No contribution is too small or too large, and we really appreciate your contribution. Additionally, we encourage you to spread the word about iPads For Autism to friends and family! Together, concluded Sgueglia, we can give these kids a voice!”
You can also help Danny’s Wish by logging on to our website at www.dannyswish.org and making a donation there!