Special Needs Students Sure Like Apple Products. But Don’t Worry, Your Still a Genious.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Morrison Center teacher Paul Agnew circled the room, extending an iPad so his students could dress a snowman. Behind him, the image appeared on a screen as it went from naked white to fully clothed with a carrot nose. Sitting in front of him, students Mindy Bisson, Cassy Gannett and Tommy LaBerge focused on picking wardrobe items and saying them out loud as they touched the iPad screen. “The [students] all have a genuine interest for these,” Agnew said after the Dec. 20 tablet demonstration. Lynn Gierie, whose son Robbie was born with cerebral palsy, knew the tablets would be a good way to give back to the school where her son was educated through eighth grade. As president of the Robbie Foundation, a Scarborough-based nonprofit group that provides grants to buy adaptive equipment and fund services for children with special needs, she made it a goal to find the funding to buy tablets and training for students and staff at the Morrison Center. (read more at Bangor Daily News)
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