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Donations to fund an iPad for one child with autism to help them communicate with their families through touchscreen apps

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100% of donations go directly to Autism Speaks - St. Louis Chapter. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Issue: Language Difficulty Among Youth with Autism

Approximately 1 in 88 children in the United States have been identified with autism, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some of these children are nonverbal, meaning they are unable to communicate through spoken language. One of the latest tools to help them communicate is the iPad. Young children can string together sentences by tapping the touchscreen with their fingers, allowing them to express what they want.

The Campaign: Funding iPads for Youth with Autism

If this Grassroots campaign raises $500, then Autism Speaks - St. Louis Chapter will fund one iPad for a child with autism from a low-income background. Each additional $500 raised will provide an iPad for another child with autism. Children can use the iPad to help them communicate with their families through a variety of apps.

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Autism Speaks - St. Louis Chapter

As part of a broad national organization, Autism Speaks - St Louis Chapter funds biomedical research into the causes, treatments, prevention, and cure for autism. The organization raises public awareness of autism-spectrum disorders (ASD), and advocates for research and government initiatives related to helping people with autism. Autism Speaks - St. Louis Chapter works directly with the local community by providing free family services and 100-day tool kits, which help recently diagnosed families follow up on therapies and treatments.

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