BridgingApps was created by parents and therapists who began using the iPad with children who have special needs. Sami Rahman sought to help his 2 year old son with Cerebral Palsy communicate. Cristen Reat was looking for a computer mouse her 6 year old son with Down syndrome could control. After a few months of using the iPad with their children, both parents observed amazing gains in speech, fine motor skills and realized the power of this device as a motivation for learning. They began to meet regularly to compare notes on their favorite apps. The first meeting evolved into a website to share information with others. They have compiled a list of organizations that grant iPads and other mobile devices to families who have children with special needs. Please use this list as a guide to explore ways to find such funding. BridgingApps is a program of Easter Seals Greater Houston, TX.

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