In Support of Technology

I hear people click their tongues in disgust and roll their eyes when they see my daughter immersed in her iPad when we are out in the public. I hear people, mostly parents of neurotypical children, criticizing other parents for allowing technology in our children’s lives.

Technology has saved our lives. It allows my daughter to be who she is, The world was dark before the iPad. She is learning to type. She is learning to read. She has learned to animate a cartoon by using an online animation program. She composes scores to her home movies. And this is self-taught because of the intuitiveness of the iPad and Mac.

Yes, technology can be overused by some parents – like TV was when I was a child. But technology does amazing things like this…

 

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Kim Cristo

Kim Cristo is the mother to a child with autism and a neurotypical child. She advocates for the rights of autistic individuals and their families.


Kim Cristo

Kim Cristo

Kim Cristo is the mother to a child with autism and a neurotypical child. She advocates for the rights of autistic individuals and their families.

One thought on “In Support of Technology

  • July 3, 2017 at 4:08 pm
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    Could not agree with this anymore! Without her iPad, my sister (with Rett Syndrome) would be totally cut off from the world. It is her way of communicating and she absolutely loves it. We’d be lost without technology! So glad the iPad is doing wonders for your daughter too 🙂

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