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Year one of the iPad–and the super secret Leo project

Posted Mar 07 2011 2:19pm

Apple celebrated the 1 year anniversary of the iPad just recently. Why not, they made a ton of money off these things. iPads have had much discussion on the web as being beneficial for the disabled. Amongst the autism-parent bloggers, probably no one has carried that torch more than Shannon Des Roches Rosa, who writes on BlogHer . Squidalicious , and The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism .

If you follow those blogs you know this already: Shannon, Leo and Iz were in the video that Apple produced for the Year One event. Leo in the Apple: iPad – Year One Video and My Son the Top-Secret Apple iPad Project .

Here’s the video. They start talking about autism at about

There is a lot of talk about the iPad and the iPod touch as educational tools, AAC devices and the like. I got pulled into the world nearly two years back with discussion of the benefits of the iPod touch, by one of my favorite commenters on this blog. I really like the way Shannon posed it though: a piece of independence.

  1. Liz Ditz:
    It was pretty exciting to see people I knew being featured. And I love to watch Leo spend happy minutes spelling words.

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