Here's a good online article from WireFrame.com writer Mohit Gupta on how the iPad "helps children with autism to communicate, express emotions, and improve their attention span". Gupta goes on to list online apps that can be downloaded on the iPad, such as iCommunicate and DancePartyZoo, and have a profound effect on autistic children and their families. Read more about it by clicking here.
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