Benefiting Our Special Children and Those Who Care For Them

iPads for Special Kids Program

The John Thomas and Special Friends Fund Proudly Congratulates the Following Special Educations Programs for being chosen as the 2012 Recipients of the
 iPads for Special Kids Program:

Perkins School for the Blind Deafblind Preschool
Perkins School for the Blind Deafblind Elementary
Dedham Public Schools Elementary Special Ed
Needham High School PostGrad Program
Cotting School
LABBB Collaborative K-2 
LABBB Collaborative 2-5
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Creative Pathways Program at Burgess
William P. Gorman Fort Banks Elementary

We would like to take this moment to share some exciting news about our organization. Thanks to the support from local businesses and fundraising efforts, we were able to launch our “iPads for Special Kids” program this year. We have supported various Massachusetts school’s special education technology programs by purchasing iPads for their programs in order to help foster communication by students with special needs, in particular those who are non-verbal. Many of the special education programs, as well as the augmentative communication and developmental departments at Children’s Hospital are moving toward using iPads and other assistive technology equipment, rather than some of the more expensive devices, to promote other ways to communicate with children with special needs or other learning disabilities, in particular those who are non verbal or unable to write. We are thrilled we have been able to make a small difference in this area of learning and development.

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