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Thursday, March 1, 2012

160 iPads for Autism Grant - through 3/7/12

Technology Grant

Autism Speaks iPad 2 Technology Grant

Through the generosity of Wyndham Worldwide, the Pickle Foundation, and Heather Nix of Washington, Autism Speaks will select 160 individuals with autism to receive an Apple iPad 2!

Eligible applicants are individuals who:
- Have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder by a licensed professional,
- Reside in the United States,
- Have limited income and cannot afford to purchase an iPad.

*Note: If you already submitted an application for the HP Slate 2 grant in December 2011, you will automatically be considered for the iPad 2 grant and there is no need to re-apply.

Technology Grant Timeline

February 29: Online Application Opens
March 7: Application Closes
March 8-29: Review Committee Selects Recipients
March 30: Recipients Announced!!

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by the person with autism or an immediate family member of the person with autism. The Technology Grant Review Committee will review eligible applications based on established criteria and select the iPad grant recipients. Some applicants will be contacted by staff for follow up information. All applicants selected to receive an iPad 2 will be contacted on March 30. Others will receive an email informing them of their status.

Click here to apply! You must create a login and select AutismCares iPad 2 Grant.

Autism Apps!

We are also thrilled to announce that Brain Parade™ has partnered with Autism Speaks to provide each iPad 2 recipient with a copy of their See.Touch.Learn.™ Pro 2012 app.

Brain Parade has also arranged with developers in the Moms with Apps collaborative to donate hundreds of copies of their family friendly apps. Together they are providing 1,120 free apps to the iPad 2 recipients!

Click here for details about Brain Parade and the apps provided.

Click here to see a list of Autism Apps in the Autism Speaks Resource Library!

Questions or comments? Contact Serena Selkin, Family Services Grants Manager at or (917) 475-5059.

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