Could the iPad change the lives of autistic children?

SFWeekly is running a feature this week about how iPads may be a "quiet revolution" for the autistic community:Though scrolling through the icons is easy for most users, the device was not created with special-needs consumers in mind.So when Leo took it in his small hands as if it were an old friend, and, with almost no training, whizzed through its apps like a technology virtuoso, his mother gasped in amazement.

SFWeekly is running a feature this week about how iPads may be a "quiet revolution" for the autistic community:

Though scrolling through the icons is easy for most users, the device was not created with special-needs consumers in mind.

So when Leo took it in his small hands as if it were an old friend, and, with almost no training, whizzed through its apps like a technology virtuoso, his mother gasped in amazement. After he began spending 30 minutes at a time on apps designed to teach spelling, counting, drawing, making puzzles, remembering pictures, and more, she sat down at her own computer.

"With the iPad, Leo electrifies the air around him with independence and daily new skills."

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