Update: this offer was running for a certain length of time. I’m leaving this post up because it can be a valuable resource for parents of kids with autism. Please follow the link below to see what resources are available. I don’t know when they will offer the iPads again. 9/5/11
The Hollyrod Foundation, formed by actress Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete, aims to improve life for people affected by Parkinson’s Disease and Autism. The organization is offering free iPads to children with autism who meet certain requirements. The recipients must be non-verbal or minimally verbal and the family must demonstrate financial need. The iPads have special apps geared to helping them to communicate. For a complete list of eligibity requirements and an application click on Holiday 2010 iPad Application on the bottom of this page on the Hollyrod website. On the webpage you will also see a button to donate.