FIFTEEN new iPads are giving Hamilton people with a disability a new way of communicating and learning.
STAY Residential Services has introduced an iPad program for residents and clients after receiving an $11,158 grant from Gandel Philanthropy.
The iPads have quickly become favourites among residents at STAY’s homes and clients of respite and outreach services.
Dianne Hatherell, the mother of resident Timothy, said the iPad had given her son a new form of communication and independence to change from one form of program to another with one push of a finger.
“All his favourites – music, songs and videos – are readily accessible on the iPad.
“We were absolutely amazed that he could operate the iPad and teach us how to use it. This has been such a revelation.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, February 13, 2014.