It is widely publicized that Autism is affecting more and more children, with 64 cases diagnosed daily, the number continues to rise. Over the past 20 years it has transformed from a rare disorder to an epidemic that transcends gender, race, socioeconomic status and geographic location. Since 2008, Danny’s Wish has been committed to providing life enhancing experiences and resources for children and their families dealing with Autism and Autism related spectrum disorders.
On Wednesday, December 1st, Danny’s Wish enthusiastically kicks-off our ‘iPads for Autism Online Auction’. The auction will run from December 1st through December 5th and feature a Ferragamo Handbag, Sports Collectibles, Hotel Packages, Restaurant and Retail Gift Certificates, Birthday Parties, Admission Passes to Long Island’s Premier Attractions and so much more. Take advantage of this opportunity to purchase fabulous items at discounted prices while supporting Danny’s Wish in our quest to supply iPads to schools specializing in Autism education.
Since Apple released the iPad on April 3, 2010, there has been daily news buzz about its overnight success and the many wonderful uses for the Autism community. The iPad employs new alternative communication methods and learning applications providing Autistic children with enhanced communication, independence, daily life skills, and developmental growth. Most important to me, the iPad gives those without a voice the chance to be heard. My son is without speech, and uses “Tap to Talk,” to communicate. This application uses picture identification to create sentences that are spoken aloud. My biggest wish has always been to hear my son say “I love you,” and because of this recent technology, I finally can!
Please help us in achieving our goal. We encourage you to spread the word about the iPads for Autism Auction to friends and family! Have fun selecting great gifts and personal indulgence items at the auction. Your purchases will change a child’s life.