Blog Archives: March 2014

Merry Christmas! Sensitive Santa provides seasonal sensation for children with autism

Merry Christmas from Brain Parade! Here is a great story about how a little sensitivity can go a long way. These folks at the Northtown Mall in Minnesota created a special event for children with autism to meet Santa Claus in a sensory friendly environment. The response as overwhelming and they plan to do.... Read More > >

Long Island University deploys 6,000 iPads, Notre Dame piloting iPad classes

If you needed any evidence that the iPad is a viable tool for use in education, look no further. At The University of Notre Dame, Assistant Professor of Management Corey Angst is debuting the University’s first and only class taught using Apple’s new wireless tablet computer to replace traditional textbooks. Read More. Although there.... Read More > >

iPad named Top Gadget of 2010 by TIME Magazine

It’s not the first touchscreen tablet in the history of computing, but it’s easily the most successful so far. With 3 million iPads sold in their first month alone and a market for interactive magazines and newspapers created almost overnight, Apple finally managed to make tablet computing cool. The potential uses of tablet technology.... Read More > >

Wow! Young Adults with Autism Developing iPad Apps

This is really neat. The nonPareil Institute, working with Southern Methodist University in Texas is teaching students with autism how to develop apps for the iPad! I’m certainly an advocate of how the iPad and apps like ours can help People with Autism, but this is a really neat twist on that model. The.... Read More > >

For children with Autism, the iPad is more than just the latest cool gadget.

There is a great article written by Kelly Rae Chi at the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) discussing how for children with Autism, the iPad is more than just the latest cool gadget. “Parents and teachers report that the devices are making it easier for children with autism to keep track of daily.... Read More > >

iHelp for Autism – San Francisco Weekly

Here is yet another article advocating the use of the iPad as an effective, portable device for teaching communication and social skills. It’s also way cool. “Leo has plenty of toys, including this circular balance beam, but nothing tops the iPad. iHelp for Autism

HollyRod Foundation giving away iPads for Autistic families in need

The HollyRod foundation recognizes the value of the iPad as a great learning tool for Autistic children. They are accepting donations and giving away iPads to families in need this holiday season. Click the link for morw information and to donate or apply – HOLIDAY 2010 – HollyRod Foundation.