Motorola Mobility in partnership with Autism Speaks has committed to providing tech tools to families with children on the Autism Spectrum.
“The long-term goal of the program is to measure and analyze how Motorola XOOM has assisted in the developmental progress of the children, and work with researchers and application developers to make even more resources available to families with autistic children.”
You can see the full Motorola press release –> HERE <–.
The Motorola Mobility Foundation continues to seek other ways to help families with autism. We were blessed to receive a free Xoom tablet from Motorola Mobility and it has been a godsend.
We had the most amazing Christmas celebration yet. Because when the noise was too much, and the crowd too heavy for her to bear, RM took her new Xoom to a comfy chair and was at peace. She did jigsaw puzzles and counting and reading sight words. The hectic, crazy world around her faded away and she was focused and happy. And learning new skills. She was proud of herself, too.
The Xoom was ready to use out of the box, and downloading apps was quick and easy to do. RM can manage it easily and in only a few days was navigating between apps without help.
I am very pleased to tell you that I have a second brand-new Motorola Xoom tablet (Retail Value $549) to give to a military family with a child with autism, courtesy of Motorola Mobility Foundation.
Here’s our chance to do something great for all military families with autism and maybe get some legislation passed, too, while also giving one more family the magic of this amazing technology.
• You must be a military family, active duty or retired in good standing, with a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
• Entries must be submitted by persons over the age of 18 and a permanent resident of the United States. (Military families stationed outside the US are eligible, but the Winner will be required to provide proof of duty station.)
• Your family must have been TRICARE eligible for a period of at least one year within the last 36 months.
• Entries should be 500 words or less and should describe your story of autism as a military family. You may also choose to explain how the Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act (CMKAA) H.R. 2288 would benefit your family if it passes.
• Entries may remain anonymous if you choose. ALL contact information will be kept private. However, with your entry you agree to have your story published online by both StimCity.org and CMKAA.org using your preference of identity stated in your entry’s “Name” field.
• Winner will be chosen at random from all entries that meet qualifications stated above. The winner will be asked for verification of military status/service and ASD diagnosis for the dependent. All information will be kept confidential. If verification cannot be provided within 14 days, a new winner will be chosen at random.
• Deadline to enter is midnight, January 15th, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random on January 20th, 2012 and announced here on StimCity.
• By entering, you are agreeing to all Rules as stated above.
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED JANUARY 20, 2012.
Thank you for your service to our country. We look forward to hearing your story!
[Editor's note: I have not received payment of any kind by Motorola Mobility or Autism Speaks. I am a mom of a little girl with autism who writes a blog and was given this opportunity to share in the joy of a free Xoom tablet with another family that could benefit. In doing so, I offer no endorsement of any kind for any organization, except to say that I think it's really awesome that there are folks willing and able to help others - especially our military families. Peace.]