Funding for iPads
March 5, 2012
By Autism Society
Each day, the Autism Society’s information and referral department gets calls from people who have heard about some of the communication and educational benefits of iPads for individuals living with autism. Many have shown interest in investing in an iPad, but the effect on one’s wallet is a huge consideration.
The Autism Society can help!
Courtesy of the Autism Society’s contact center, Autism Source, the list below includes organizations that offer grants and other assistance for children with autism:
- ACT Today
- Danny’s Wish
- The Adam Scott Foundation Autism Grants Program
- Apps for Children With Special Needs (A4cwsn)
- Hollyrod Foundation
- iHelp for Special Needs
- The iTaalk Autism Foundation
- The Puzzling Piece
- Small Steps in Speech
- The Conover Company
The above grants are for children with autism and often with language delays.
Other individuals with autism and their parents may want to contact their state’s Assistive Technology program.
You may find these by searching the Autism Society’s resource database: www.autismsource.org
Once on the search page, choose your state and click on Assistive Technology; your state agency will come up.
Assistive technology programs may have a borrowing program for the iPad. They also offers very low interest loans with reasonable payment plans for many devices and iPads may be covered.
They also can search for an alternative device that serves the same purpose and may be covered through them.
If you have any questions, please call the AutismSource contact center, 800-3AUTISM (800-328-8476)
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