Posts tagged educational apps
Android4Autism and Lost and Tired are very excited to announce the first recipient of an Android4Autism device. The McKay family will be receiving a Samsung Epic 4G fitted with a custom ROM built specifically to meet the needs of children. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jennifer McKay by phone yesterday afternoon to make arrangements and explain a bit about this particular device.
I’m so happy to be able to provide this device to the McKay family for their daughter, Kiersten. I look forward to delivering this device to them.
Here is a quote Jennifer McKay made to a previous post:
“My name is Jennifer and I received amazing news yesterday. My 6 year old daughter is going to receive this amazing item. Kiersten is non-verbal and it has been a pretty tough road. Not many people understand how frustating it can be to not know what your child needs when then can’t tell you. I am overflowing with joy to know that this product could change her life in such a positive way. This is amazing and I will keep updating to let everyone know of Kiersten’s progress. Thank you so so so much to Rob for giving us hope!!”
I would like to thank the following organizations for their support:
Stuart Duncan: Autism Father. Stuart has graciously provided the hosting for both Android4Autism and Lost and Tired. He is a pillar in the Autism community and not only a good friend but a source of inspiration.
Bonsai:The Art of Growing Android: The Bonsai Android development team provided the kernel, root and recovery for the ROM used in this device. They will also be assisting in development on various other devices going forward. They are a great resource for the Android community and a group I have been able to rely on time and time again.
PPCGeeks: For all their support and assistance spreading Autism Awareness and spreading the word and helping to drum up attention for my Android4Autism campaign.
XDA-Developers: For all the support the community as a whole has provided for my mission to spread Autism Awareness and provide these devices to families and children that need them.
Android Creative Syndicate: From Spontaneous Ingenuity Come Creative Brilliance. ACS as a whole has taken a stand and are actively helping to spread Autism Awareness. They have provided networking support as well as friendship. They are a great Android resource for the community.
Android Activist : Providing networking and also helping to raise Autism Awareness.
If you would like to support Android4Autism please feel free to contact me.
Excerpt for lostandtired.com:
“Today, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alex Turetsky, Director of Business Development at Intellijoy. Intellijoy is the #1 creator of educational apps on the Android Market. In fact today they released their newest app, Kids Shapes. If you remember the video I posted recently, featuring Emmett using his Android4Autism device, he was using Kids Shape Puzzle by Intellijoy. For those of following my families story, you know just how big a deal it is for Emmett to be able to do what he did in that video. Since using these apps he has learned dozens of new words that he didn’t know prior. He loves his Android4Autism device, he carries it with him EVERYWHERE and calls it his “puzzles”. Tonight, I so very pleased to announce that Intellijoy will be donating FULL versions of ALL their children’s apps to Android4Autism to be distributed on all the devices that we will be putting into the hands of Autistic children from around the US. I’m very excited about this because I truly believe this WILL make a difference in the lives of many Autistic children and their families. I don’t make it a habit of promoting companies on this blog because that’s not the purpose of Lost and Tired. However, Intellijoy is a company that is working to help our children learn through engaging and entertaining apps. My children benefit from the use of these applications and I know many more could as well. As special needs parents and members of the Autism community we should support companies like, Intellijoy, as they are providing low cost software that can turn your Android powered smartphone into a learning tool for your child.
So on behalf of Android4Autism and lostandtired.com, I want to THANK Intellijoy for helping to improve the lives our Autistic children and their families. If you have an Android powered smart phone and I KNOW many of you do, check out these apps on the Market. Help spread the word that these apps and others like it can be found on the Android Market.
As a community we need to support the companies that are providing resources for our kids….. More to come soon…”