WESTBURY, NY -- (www.myprgenie.com) -- Danny's Wish, a Long Island-based autism organization, announced May 18 that it has finished sending out its first round of iPads to autistic children. Thirty iPads were sent to autistic kids in 19 different states as part of the organization's ongoing campaign, iPads for Autism.
"Our mission at Danny's Wish is to provide life-enhancing experiences and resources for kids and families dealing with autism and autism-related spectrum disorders," says president Dino Sgueglia, who founded the organization in honor of his son, a fun-loving boy with autism. "The iPad provides alternative communication and learning applications that allow autistic children to flourish. These applications grant children new and amazing opportunities by fostering enhanced communication, independence, daily life skills, and developmental growth. More importantly, the iPad gives those without a voice a chance to be heard."
The iPad for Austism campaign is an ongoing fundraiser created by Danny's Wish as a way to provide iPads to needy kids who may otherwise be unable to afford one. Danny's Wish primarily raises money through a fundraising apparatus called The Hope Process, which enables customers, who process their credit cards with The Hope Process, to donate to charities based on a percentage of their credit card processing fees that would normally be collected as profit.
"We have heard from numerous recipients who are all very grateful, many of whom posted on our Facebook page and blog. When we see a mother posting a video on our Facebook wall of her autistic children singing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' all the way through for the first time, or a mother posting a picture of her daughter with a Danny's Wish iPad and telling us it is transforming her daughter right before her eyes, it is all the motivation we need to strive to put more iPads in needy children's hands," Squelia says.
For more information on Danny's Wish, visit www.dannyswish.org.