Danny’s Wish Announces Ipad’s for Autism Charity Auction!

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.

Click here to see a list of auction items!

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4 responses to Danny’s Wish Announces Ipad’s for Autism Charity Auction!

  1. Candy

    I would like to get some infop. on getting started with an application for my son who is deaf with Autism. He’s used an ipad @ therapy and responds very well.

  2. michele

    Hello Candy-
    Here is the link for the app http://www.letschatautism.com/ipads-for-autism-application/ Go ahead and fill it out and send it in to us. You will get a confirmation letter letting you know that we have gotten it.

    Our first gifts of iPads were just distributed in April. We are currently fundraising to enable us to continue to distribute iPads to all who apply. If an application has been sent to us, we will keep it on file for all future iPad distributions. When our funding allows, we will again review ALL applications.

    We are looking forward to sending more out soon and you will be notified as soon as we start up again. Thanks so much for your support and understanding.

  3. Steven Youngs

    Hi. We have a daughter on Long Island, Smithtown, and her son, two years old , has been diagnosed to be autistic. She has been taking him here and there to schools and in home therapy. We recently saw a local news clip showing the use of I Pads to help with communicating and need to find out if anything is available in her area. We will help her with the puchase of the I Pad but need help with the rest. Any information you can give will be greatly appriciated. We’ll be checking for the auction and would like to help others. Thank you, Mary and Steve Youngs.

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