This month's contributor:Gary James
Gary James is the founder and author of all content on ww.A4CWSN.com, a website packed with digital content and support for parents and educators who want to help children with special needs, specifically autism.
Gary tells us his story.
Children with Special Needs
This is probably the most common question from parents after finding out their children have Autism or are on the Spectrum. Well I don’t have the answers, but I do have the APPS. When my son Benjamin was diagnosed it changed my life for the better, I left my 16 hour a day job working for Rolling Stone Magazine and dedicated all of my time to helping families with special needs. I started doing this by opening a company that provided Nannies to families for children with special needs for free, this meaning that I would search, interview and screen all the nannies that had experience working with special needs and do it on my own time and expense.
Then I got an iPad for him and it changed everything, letter tracing with his finger, speech therapy with a duck, ABA therapy with Flash Cards, Social Stories, Story Boards, you name it and the iPad had it all right out of the box. Now my sons speaks a little clearer, has a good sense of sequencing and understand how his day is structured as well as being able to kick some ANGRY BIRDS Butts (game).
Anyway from one father to all the other Fathers and Mothers out there, if you can afford to get an iPad, get one. It’s going to change your life. If you need help figuring out the APPS, look us up at www.a4cwsn.com Apps for Children with Special Needs and we will show you on video what the Apps do before you buy then.
Good luck and happy Apping.
Bio: Gary James was born in Middlesex, London and grew up in Cornwall. He represented Great Britain in the Decathlon. Gary moved to USA in 1992 and lives in Connecticut. He is father of 5 soon to be 6 children and married to Julianna.