iPads to help children with autism

MORE local children with autism spectrum disorder have received iPads from Port Lincoln's autism support group Kaleidoscope.

The group recently presented a second round of donated iPads to local families of children with autism, taking the number donated to 16.

The need for the iPads was highlighted by Kaleidoscope members at their regular group meetings.

Kaleidoscope member Melissa Poole said as families within the group relayed their stories it became apparent there were certain gaps that needed filling to help them and iPads could go some way to helping fulfill their needs.

"These iPads provide a range of apps that have research evidence to support learning outcomes for people with ASD."

Kaleidoscope will be hosting a sold out iPad workshop facilitated by Autism SA at the Lincoln Marine Science Centre on April 11.

Both families and professionals will be attending to update their iPad skills to help their students and children with autism spectrum disorder utilise this learning tool, which helps create better learning outcomes.

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