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Telling parents how they feel, asking for what they need or want, finding the way home, talking to friends, completing school work, and creatively expressing themselves: these are just a few of the things that most children and parents take for granted. But with disabilities like autism or SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), many of these experiences are beyond reach to kids and their affected families.

iPads and their accompanying applications can allow these kids to be kids. To most people, an iPad is a gadget that allows you to read and browse the web easily, but to a child with a disability the iPad is a powerful accessibility tool.

MIkah shows off the iPad he received from the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation.
MIkah shows off the iPad he received from the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation.

In December, We-Care.com is featuring the National Autism Association and The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation to provide iPads to empower kids with autism and SMA and raise awareness about the need for this technology.

Donations generated in support of iCan will be distributed to the National Autism Association and the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and used to provide kids in need receive iPads. We-Care.com users supporting iCan will have a portion of their purchases at over 2,500 partnered merchants donated. Anyone that would like to use We-Care.com in support of iCan should join at ican.we-care.com/getstarted.