THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!
April is Autism Awareness Month, in case you didn't know. And to celebrate Autism Epicenter has joined forces with a slew of app developers to bring you the generous promotion you see before you!
The icons you see represent some of the best apps across different categories; Augmentative & alternative communication, visual schedules, social stories, etc. Click any icon to read its detailed review. During this giveaway Autism Epicenter will be distributing 4 packs of 4 apps. Like that? "4 packs of 4 apps."
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Thanks to the developers, I have promo codes for each of the apps you see. These are the packs to be awarded to 4 blessed families dealing with ASD:
iPod Touch pack #1
iPod Touch pack #2
iPad pack #1
iPad pack #2
Sooooooo, here's what you must do:
- Like the Autism Epicenter Facebook page. That's where I'll announce the winners at the end of April. If you don't like our page you'll likely miss the bus!
- Comment/Leave Feedback on this blog post. In that comment tell me about the impact the iPad or iPod Touch has had on your child OR why you think it would have an impact. Pay special attention when filling out the form. Make sure you type your email address slowly and correctly. That's the email I'll use to send you the promo codes if you are selected to be a winner. Also, make sure to state whether you're interested in the iPod Touch pack of apps OR the iPad packs.
Optionally, if you'd like to subscribe via email to iPad Apptitude (this blog) or to the Parent Blog you can click here and register.
Winners 1 through 4 will be selected at the end of April, Autism Awareness Month. As always, the winners will be posted on our Facebook page and the winners will have 24 hours from the time of that post to claim their prize.
Happy Autism Awareness Month! AMEN?
I would love one of the iPad packs!
The Ipod packs looks great for what we utilize. We are doing toilet training and toothbrushing.
I would also write a review on my site of the apps, tweet and post to FB about them as well.
This would be beneficial for summer time use as we will be teaching how to tie shoes.
Bonnie Sayers (autismfamily)
My daughter has had her iPad 2 for about a month now and it is AWESOME! She is so drawn to it. She loves to carry it around to some of the places we go and she looks for it everyday after school. She used to come home from school and ask for her favorite TV show but now she heads straight for the iPad. She just loves the interactive books and learning Apps. There is so much fun stuff for her to do on it. I really like how independent she is on it too. And her time spent is sustained far more than her typical attention span. She laughs and vocalizes. She delights in her personal photos and music list and has control over choosing what she is interested in. She has very quickly learned the locations of items on the touch screen and taps and sweeps with a sense of mastery. The iPad has been a game changer for us. We have a meeting at school with members of her Assistive Technology team and discussing use of the iPad at school will be on the table. In her last IEP we all talked about a continued goal of working on using less verbal prompts. The child is just prompted to death. I would sure like to win one of your iPad App bundles. They both contain iPrompt XL. That would be a juicy App for us to acquire. And the other language Apps hold a lot of appeal as well. I would love to win the iPad bundle #2 for my daughter!
His family and I would be very appreciative of such a gift.
As my husband went to NY, he got an iPad there. He did bring it for us, the parents, because we did not have any idea that it could be that helpfull for Mauro too. It was only after searching for apps and reading some blogs about the apps for autism, that a whole new world opened for him.
So there are a few apps that I use: Autism Xpress, to show the moods he's in. Model Me Going Places, to run through the possible steps before going somewhere. But also, we installed puzzle games, because he really like to puzzle. Coloring games, but also games that need some coördination, are installed, and he really likes to play these games. Also, while playing with the iPad, he also learns to share with his younger brother. He learns how he has to wait for his turn, before he can play.
The biggest help for us, is that when we are in a large group (family, friends), he takes the iPad and sits aside and plays with it, without being bothered by the people or the rumour around him.
And what Mauro likes the most, is movies of himself on youtube. We posted some videos of him on youtube, and with the iPad he's able to look at it whenever he wants. So when he needs to cool down, or we need to calm him and get his mind of something else, we play the video of his school performance and then he is really really proud of himself and singing. You can see him here, he is the first boy on the left of the screen, next to the girl with the red pull. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ztWWSTrcKA
We now have the iPad for 7 months, and with 3 kids in the house playing on it (yes, even the smallest baby already sees how she can "play" with it, how the iPad reacts on her little fingers!), it never broke down! It already fell, had a lot of taps on it, but the system never crashed! I can't imagine that they would be doing that on my laptop, I think my laptop was depressed after a month, and one day later it would be broken! ;-)
So yes, I really like the iPad and it's userfriendliness, especially for our son Mauro. And I think it's really cool that more and more apps are developed for our special children :-) And thanks to blogs like yours, we can discover new apps and help our kids! So many thanks!
We would love to be able to win the apps for the Ipod touch.
Thanks Package II for iPad
Our extended family has 5 children with asd. We have 2 daughters with aspergers but our cousin has a severely autisic son. She has an amazing attitude, always seems bright and happy, although she is dealing with many daily challenges. I think these apps would make a real difference to her child in his endeavors to communicate with people, which at present he is unable to do verbally. thanks ( i know his mum has an iphone but unsure if they have an ipad yet.)
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