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myPad Program
Are you a parent of an Autistic Child or do you know a family with a child on the spectrum, the myPad program may be for you. We provide customized iPads or Tablets that are customized for each individual child. Pre-programmed with apps that assist in the growth of each child. The learning apps support IEP goals and needs, the other apps programmed are related to hobbies and things they enjoy. If you are interested in applying for the program please fill out the form at the link below.
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If you would like to donate a tablet or iPad please contact us and we would be grateful for your contribution and support.

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We have created a place not just for parents and caregivers, but for "ANYONE" seeking information regarding everything ~Autism Spectrum~. Awareness is the key to any and all information and progression. A full understanding is necessary to properly progress in any Special Needs area.


"Individuals with autism are violent"


Though there have been recent news stories relating autism to violence, violent acts from autistic individuals usually arise from sensory overload or emotional distress, and it is unusual for individuals with autism to act violently out of malice or pose any danger to society.
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Autism (via Wikipedia)

is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life.[2] The signs typically develop gradually, but some children with autism will reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace and then regress.[3]

Autism is highly heritable, but the cause includes both environmental factors and genetic susceptibility.[4] In rare cases, autism is strongly associated with agents that cause birth defects.[5] Controversies surround other proposed environmental causes;[6] for example, the vaccine hypotheses are biologically implausible and have been disproven in scientific studies. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old.[7][8] Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood.[9] It is one of three recognized disorders in the autism spectrum (ASDs), the other two being Asperger syndrome, which lacks delays in cognitive development and language, and pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (commonly abbreviated as PDD-NOS), which is diagnosed when the full set of criteria for autism or Asperger syndrome are not met.[10]

Early behavioral, cognitive, or speech interventions can help children with autism gain self-care, social, and communication skills.[2] Although there is no known cure,[2] there have been reported cases of children who recovered.[11] Not many children with autism live independently after reaching adulthood, though some become successful.[12] An autistic culture has developed, with some individuals seeking a cure and others believing autism should be accepted as a difference and not treated as a disorder.[13]

As of 2010 the rate of autism is estimated at about 1–2 per 1,000 people worldwide, and it occurs four to five times more often in boys than girls. About 1.5% of children in the United States (one in 68) are diagnosed with ASD as of 2014, a 30% increase from one in 88 in 2012.[14][15][16] The rate of autism among adults aged 18 years and over in the United Kingdom is 1.1%.[17] The number of people diagnosed has been increasing dramatically since the 1980s, partly due to changes in diagnostic practice and government-subsidized financial incentives for named diagnoses;[16]the question of whether actual rates have increased is unresolved.

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