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For Kids with Autism, iDevices are Life Changers - featured April 13. 2010

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Thanks to our friends at Kaufman Children's Center for the heads up on this article

[Source: The Globe & Mail (UK)]

When you enter Emily Buczek’s Toronto classroom, it’s like Times Square: Everywhere you look, there’s a new visual distraction.

A picture of each student is tacked onto a large, colourful map above his or her country of origin (Emily’s mug hovers over Poland).

There’s a shelf of well-loved toys – a slumped-over clown, a plush frog – and rows of picture books, among them Emily’s favourite: a cardboard volume of Winnie-the-Pooh stories.

All these diversions are there to keep up with students’ fleeting attention spans: Emily and her peers at Beverley School all have developmental and/or physical disabilities.

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Tags: News of the Week Autism Newsletter 16 April 2010