Posted on : 01 Jun 2018 | No Comments
On May 1st, the Kiwanis Aktion Club of Janesville presented local student, James Boehlen, with an iPad and a gift card to purchase software that aids in communication for children with Autism. This donation was part of the Wisconsin Upper Michigan Kiwanis 5-year signature Autism Project that provides iPads and funding for children on the Autism spectrum. The goal of the project is to provide 1,000 iPads to families in need. The Aktion Club of Janesville was able to purchase James’ iPad and gift card through various fundraising efforts, including bake sales.
iPads are a remarkable tool for children with Autism, who demonstrate tremendous improvement when interacting with programs that support academic concepts, comprehension and direction following. Visually supported iPad apps help motivate the ability to follow a schedule, complete multi-step directions and transition between activities and places. These apps have proven to be mutually beneficial for parents, siblings and other caregivers as well.