The New York Times posted an article a few weeks ago about a young boy, Owen Cain, who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type 1. His family had spent thousands of dollars on assistive communicative devices over the years, but they were never able to find something that was a good fit for their family.
Until Owen’s nurse came over with an iPad.
Owen’s world changed. Not only is he able to play interactive apps, but he is also able to read books and play Air Guitar.
This hit so close to home for me! I have been working with Hannah on my phone’s piano app, but the screen is small and not very conducive to a toddler with poor fine motor skills. But that does not stop her. Our hope is to someday soon get her an iPad as well because there is a huge world of apps that I would love to try with her.
This article was my inspiration for starting this new blog . My goal is to share the information that I find on toys, equipment, software, media, and other technologies with other families of children with special needs. There is a world of items out there that I have yet to find, and I hope to be able to share all my treasures so that other families don’t need to search as well.
I would like to ask that all Hannah’s faithful followers to please take a visit to either the new blog or to Hannah’s new Facebook page (and ‘like‘ it) in hope to help me spread the news of this new venture! You are the first ones to check it out!