iPads Used to Help Mentally Disabled Communicate

2:28 PM, Oct 14, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A company is planning a fundraiser to buy iPads to help people with developmental disabilities communicate with others.

The Augusta Chronicle reported Monday that Accent Inc. is campaigning to raise $15,000 to buy the devices, and the fundraiser will end Oct. 26 with a 5K walk and 10K bicycle and kayak race at Savannah Rapids. The event is co-sponsored by Columbus Community Services and Walton Options.

Accent President Mark Swanson says his company has been working to help a 25-year-old autistic man in Augusta use an iPad to communicate effectively since April. Swanson says the man downloaded an application to help him communicate and has been less frustrated by being unable to convey his thoughts and feelings to others.


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