Other Organizations Gifting Apple Devices

Our goal is to NOT have those in need sitting on waiting lists – including OURS!  So we’ve put together this list of other organizations gifting either funds or devices. They each have their own restrictions and limitations.  The information listed was taken directly from each organization’s sites.  Special thanks to iTaalk and Ricky at ATMac for compiling lists of organizations and for those who let me know about others that weren’t on their lists.  Please comment below with any organizations not included!

Act Today! – Mission: ACT Today! is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential. Learn more here – http://act-today.org/act-today-grant-program.php

Adam Scott Foundation – Autism Queensland is a community based, not-for-profit, Incorporated Association dedicated to bringing about positive change in the lives of people with Autism and their families. We are the only organisation that provides a comprehensive range of specialised services and support for people of all ages living with Autism and their families throughout Queensland.  Learn more here – http://www.autismqld.com.au/index.php?page_id=310

Apps for Children with Special Needs – a4cwsn is committed to helping the families and carers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective.  Apps for Children with Special Needs would like to provide iPads to as many families dealing with Special Needs as we possibly can.  Learn more here – http://a4cwsn.com/ipad2-4u/

Babies with iPads – Babies with iPads will be granting iPads 16GB to deserving children as often as funds allow.  Learn more here – http://babieswithipads.blogspot.com/p/babies-with-ipads-grant-application.html

Conover Company – Over the 25+ years we have been in the computer software development business, we have created many assessment and training software products, most of which include comprehensive management systems to track user progress and results. Learn more here – http://www.conovercompany.com/grants/

Danny’s Wish – Let’s Chat Autism – Let’s Chat Autism is the official Blog of Danny’s Wish.  Danny is a fun loving energetic 13-year-old boy, who likes to play basketball, enjoys watching hockey games, loves the movie Shrek, and will eat ketchup with just about anything! This little Boyscout also enjoys swimming, painting, going to concerts and will never pass up an opportunity to play catch with you.  If Danny could have one wish, his wish would be for other children and people affected by Autism to experience, enjoy and love life just as much as he does. That is why we’ve created Danny’s Wish, to help provide life enhancing resources and experiences for kids and families that deal with Autism and Autism related spectrum disorders. Learn more here – http://www.letschatautism.com/ipads-for-autism-application/

Different Needz Foundation – The Different Needz Foundation is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation’s primary mission, inspired by personal experience, is to provide special needs individuals, families and organizations that support them with money to purchase medical equipment, therapy devices, adaptive toys and/or services.  The Foundation is currently raising money through fundraisers and private donations. Grants can be obtained through an application process.  http://www.differentneedzfoundation.org/grant.html

Friends of Jacob Foundation – The Friends of Jacob Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization enriching the lives of families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders by providing financial assistance to help with therapeutic interventions, socialization activities, support networks and family vacations.  Learn more here – Friends of Jacob Foundation

HollyRod Foundation – The HollyRod Foundation was founded in 1997 by NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and actress Holly Robinson Peete in honor of Holly’s father, Matthew T. Robinson, Jr., who was diagnosed with PD in 1982 at the young age of 46. Although Mr. Robinson was forced to retire from a successful career in entertainment, he had the emotional and financial support of Holly, Rodney and the rest of his family. Learn more here – http://www.hollyrod.org/

iHelp for Special Needs – iPads Are Changing The World for Children with Special Needs and Learning Delay.  Learn more here – http://www.ihelpforspecialneeds.com/

iPads4irishautism – *The Campaign Formerly Known as “I Want my iPhone for Autism” – now expanded to include iPad!  Did you know that your old iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad can give a child with autism or developmental speech delay a way to communicate exactly what they want?  Many kids with autism or speech delay use pictures attached to a board to ask for what they need or say how they feel. These boards are stored in a book which the user carries around with them. Even when they begin to speak, they may be difficult to understand, so they rely on a growing picture vocabulary which can become very unwieldy.  As a mother of a little girl with autism with few words but a lot of pictures, I wanted to keep encouraging her speech development, but I wanted to be sure we always had the pictures we needed, wherever we went.   And that is where the Grace App for Autism came in.  Learn more here –  http://www.mycharity.ie/event/i_want_my_iphone_for_autism/

The iTaalk Autism Foundation – In January of 2010, the idea of iTaalk was born. The son of iTaalk President, Brooke Olson, received his first iPod touch in August of 2009. Within the first four months his language blossomed and the results of his success were amazing his family, friends and therapists. If this success could be replicated for other children with ASD’s, then it was imperative that all children be given the opportunity and access to these interactive devices, and thus the original vision for iTaalk was formed.  Learn more here – http://www.itaalk.org/

Lakeside Center for Autism – At Lakeside Center for Autism (LCA) we provide assessment and early intervention for individuals with Autism in the greater Seattle area. Learn more here – http://lakesideautism.com/

Lindsay Foundation – The Lindsay Foundation is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to assist families with resources necessary to provide medical treatment, therapies and rehabilitative equipment in order to improve the quality of life for their special needs children.  Learn more here – http://www.lindsayfoundation.org/

Loud Mommy – Loud Mommy Ministries is specifically designed to provide support for mothers who have to be advocates for their autistic children. For mothers who have to be voices for their non-verbal child. For mothers who believe there is more we can do for our autistic kids than sit back and do nothing. For mothers who go above and beyond the call of duty, emotionally and physically fighting against a disability that threatens the life their child is owed. For the mother that insists that no matter what, their child get treated no different than any other child. Learn more here – http://loudmommy.com/apply/

Parker’s Purpose – Mission: As individuals of Parker’s Purpose we commit as part of our team to provide the highest level of service to ill, disabled children who are in an immediate financial crisis. We will perform our service with integrity and respect while also hoping to foster a positive self worth and self esteem in the individuals’ giving. We will strive to provide funds and professional services, regardless of race, color and/or religion, as representatives of Parker’s Purpose. Learn more here – http://parkerspurpose.net/

Prayer Child Foundation – Many children, by no fault of their own, are in need of help each and every day. They pray daily for a healthier life. The mission of the Prayer Child Foundation is to have a hand in answering their prayers and helping these children have the joys of a normal childhood. Learn more here – http://www.prayerchild.org/submit_request.html

Project iAm – Project iAm’s main goal is to provide scholarship opportunities to children living within the autism spectrum. As funds become available, we hope to distribute finances to families no matter how big or small the amount may be. Please feel free to fill out our scholarship applications for our committee to review, bu tnote that we will post application deadline dates for each cycle of funding. We hope we can continue to help children receive the treatment they need to fight this prominent disorder.  Project iAm is strictly a fundraising foundation whose main function is to distribute money to families in the Toledo area so they can have their children diagnosed, treated, and moving forward with living with Autism. Learn more here – http://aboutprojectiam.com/applications/

Small Steps in Speech – The mission of Small Steps in Speech is to help children with speech and/or language disorders take the steps needed to be better communicators. This is achieved through grants and donations to service providers and qualifying charitable organizations.  Learn more here – http://www.smallstepsinspeech.org/application

Special Kids Therapy – Special Kids Therapy (SKT) is a non-profit Section 501(c)(3) charity that is dedicated to assisting special health care needs children and their families obtain alternative therapies or necessities that have the potential to significantly enhance the quality of life for the child. This “support” is in the form of a scholarship to be used for those therapies or activities that are not funded by public or private insurance, other charities or government agencies. {Limited to the state of Ohio.} Learn more here – www.specialkidstherapy.org

The Puzzling Piece – Welcome to The Puzzling Piece. My name is Melissa Winter and I have two boys; Max 6 and Sam 3. I created The Puzzling Piece to help raise money and awareness for children and families affected by Autism. Learn more here – http://www.thepuzzlingpiece.com/

Turning Views Foundation’s Gift a Voice Project -Turning Views Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Reno, NV and we are gifting nationally. There are no age or diagnosis restrictions to apply. If you or a loved one has a communication disability we want to help. We are gifting as funds allow.  Families who live in Nevada will receive priority.   In addition, recipients who have the motor skills and ability to use an iPhone will receive priority.  Learn more here – http://differentizgood.org/gift-a-voice/

Zane’s Foundation – The mission of “Zane’s Foundation Inc.” is to provide financial support to families of special needs children through funds designated for respite care, therapies, or other assistive equipment. Learn more  here – http://www.zanesfoundation.org/?action=about-us

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  3. I’m look for speech device for a stroke patient I’m look for some kind of help or organization to help fund a speech device for a stroke victim

    • Hi there! The Foundation’s main requirement is that the recipient must be speech impaired (speech unintelligible), minimally verbal or non-verbal as identified in a speech pathology report. However, our application is currently closed. When it re-opens (we do not have an estimated time for when that will happen) we gift an iPhone to those who qualify and have the motor skills to use it. We are not currently gifting iPads. We have put together a list of other organizations gifting devices …. http://differentizgood.org/gift-a-voice/other-organizations-gifting-devices/ … Be sure to visit each one of the sites as they may have their own lists of other “organizations gifting devices.” Our list may not be a complete listing.

  4. I am a single mother with a 19 yr old daughter who has Autism. She has been “classified” as permanently disabled, as well as “High Functioning”. Devices like game systems and computers, and “software” such as the interactive games and menus on DVD’s have brought amazing results for her.
    However, what I am trying to find isn’t help in getting her an iPad, which would be nice.
    We live full-time in an RV. It was the only housing option I could come up with that would keep her safe, comfortable, secure and would be totally flexible to her needs. As I have a small seasonal business that requires extensive travel using the RV, this living arrangement is perfect: she travels with me and loves it and gets to see the world on her terms, something vital to Autistic individuals. Yet now, after 6 years in this situation, the 17 year old unit we live in is simply falling apart and I cannot keep up with the extensive list of repairs it needs. We need to move into a new unit but absolutely no one will help with a loan to accomplish this with. I do not have a list of expensive liquid assets that lenders can potentially sell off.
    At the same time I am trying to establish my seasonal business as a year around business, while keeping the seasonal as an advertising venue. Again, no traditional lenders want to help because I don’t own property somewhere that they can look at for seizure value, and all of my capital went back into the business to pay everything off.
    This seasonal business is what allows me to provide 24 hr care for my daughter, but with the costs of fuel I just can’t keep up with the competition in sales. I have an Espresso Concession business and the corner drive-thru’s make more in a month than I can working weekends all summer. I love what I do, and so does my daughter. We both want a permanent place to establish the business but cannot find any lenders with vision to assist. Are there any foundations, individuals or organizations that help families with Special Needs children get loans to expand an existing business?
    Are there any that help families like mine get lending to upgrade our home?

  5. My daughter has three children. One has autism. The other two have hypotonia and sensory delays requiring PT, OT, Speech Therapy and Eating Therapy. She needs an Apple iPad. All of the clinicians are using them and recommending that she gets one. She can’t afford one. $$$ ???

    • Our application process is currently closed. The Foundation’s main requirement is that the recipient must be speech impaired (speech unintelligible), minimally verbal or non-verbal as identified in a speech pathology report. When it re-opens (we do not have an estimated time for when that will happen) we gift an iPhone to those who qualify and have the motor skills to use it. We are not currently gifting iPads. We have put together a list of other organizations gifting devices …. http://differentizgood.org/gift-a-voice/other-organizations-gifting-devices/ … Be sure to visit each one of the sites as they may have their own lists of other “organizations gifting devices.” Our list may not be a complete listing.

  6. My 8 yr old son has Down Syndrome & his verbal communication is very vowelish sounding! Yes, he’s been going to speech for close to &/or over two years!

    He does have a DYNA-VOX & NOOK, but both are in the shop being repaired! Who knows how long it will take! My son ‘has NO SENSE OF FEAR’ & will run out the door at a shopping mall, school, anywhere if you do not have ahold of his hands! He would have ‘NO WAY’ of telling people where he lives, who his parents are, if he’s hurt…………I’m not trying too be greedy here, I’m trying to make my child’s life a happier, safer one! This is why I’m requesting a grant for an iPad mini/iPad for him!

    • Hi Caron! Our application process is currently closed. The Foundation’s main requirement is that the recipient must be speech impaired (speech unintelligible), minimally verbal or non-verbal as identified in a speech pathology report. When it re-opens (we do not have an estimated time for when that will happen) we gift an iPhone to those who qualify and have the motor skills to use it. We are not currently gifting iPads. We have put together a list of other organizations gifting devices …. http://differentizgood.org/gift-a-voice/other-organizations-gifting-devices/ … Be sure to visit each one of the sites as they may have their own lists of other “organizations gifting devices.” Bless you for doing all you can for your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Hi I was told that i can get a IPAD for my 10 yr. old Arutistic son. If so how can i apply? At the moment we don’t have any funds to purchase one.

    • Hi Peggy! Our application process is currently closed. The Foundation’s main requirement is that the recipient must be speech impaired (speech unintelligible), minimally verbal or non-verbal as identified in a speech pathology report. When it re-opens (we do not have an estimated time for when that will happen) we gift an iPhone to those who qualify and have the motor skills to use it. We are not currently gifting iPads. We have put together a list of other organizations gifting devices …. http://differentizgood.org/gift-a-voice/other-organizations-gifting-devices/ … Be sure to visit each one of the sites as they may have their own lists of other “organizations gifting devices.” Our list may not be a complete listing. So sorry you are having difficulties … prayers and blessings that you get it worked out for your son.

  8. Hello I was filling out an application to try and receive funding to get the communication device Ipad but the website wants to know how much the devices cost so they will know how much to give a grant for can you help?

  9. I am involved with 501c3 organizatin that provides sevices to NJ Blind. I am wondering there is any way can get a few free apple ipads or computer that can used by their people?

  10. I think it is great that people or organization give away money or apple products to people that need them. I am wondering whether apple or any organization gives away apple ipad or computer for blind adulats 501c3 charity?

  11. hi i have a 3yr old autistic nonverbal son. He loves working on computers and i would love to get him an ipad but with the cost of childcare and services i can not afford one for him. I currently am not able to get any assitance and would also love if anyone had any resources i can contact to recieve financial help or even any kind of assitance. i would love to find an advocate for him as well. I have tried my doctors office but i just keep falling through the cracks.

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