- Posted October 6, 2011 by
Carmel, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Steve Jobs and you
Steve Jobs helped my autistic son speak
Through the kindness of Autism Speaks and Apple, my non-verbal, autistic son won an IPad. It has helped him find his voice. Thank you, Mr. Jobs.
My son now has 100 words. When he's able to finally say "Thank you", I will have him send those words up to you in Heaven with a balloon.
BJ uses his donated IPad to communicate receptive and expressive needs and wants. It helps us
understand BJ and offer him a tool to help with emotions he is feeling and the voice that he can't yet express them with.
BJ has so much to say--and thanks to Mr. Jobs' idea, he's developing the voice to say it. The IPad gives us a peek into the the BJ we know is there, but who just can't find his way to us yet.
IPad technology impacts BJ's daily life--It offers potential and hope. He can communicate more at school, the doctor's office, church, and home. He can be a child more, as opposed to a little person frantically trying to relay a message but doesn't have the acquired means to (like a stroke victim unfortunately can experience).
Thank you for giving my BJ a voice.
Evette Munz, MSN, RN