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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

iPad study shows hope for autistic children by Michael LaPenna The Wheelchair Philosopher

The nation's Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 1 in 110 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a form of autism in his or her lifetime. It is, by all accounts, a condition or group a of conditions characterized by  disconnection and detachment from the social world that so many of us who have the ability to communicate normally may take for granted.

But the following CBS 60 Minutes exclusive sheds new light on what is thought to be  a saving grace by researchers. Since its release in 2010, the iPad has changed the lives of people of all abilities in new and illuminating ways. From vocalization software to an easy-to-use drag-and-swipe touch screen, kids who normally are barely able to say what their most basic needs are now have an "iOutlet" so to say.

For the full story, click on the video below and and as always... roll on!

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