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Ten Top Halloween Apps: for less than $15 in total

One of the things that bothers me about a lot of Top 10 and other ‘best of’ app lists is that the apps chosen are skewed predominantly towards younger children. Halloween is one of those festivals that isn’t just for kids – teens and adults get to dress up and have fun too. So, in […]

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Picture Bingo! Playing with my ASD kids.

I will be blogging about our experience at Surfer's Healing camp, hopefully some time soon, but there are video clips from our day that I want to include in the blog and I need some time to edit those together. This post is to share a first for the boys and I – today, the […]

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Heidi – FREE app for Sept 17th plus a giveaway worth $200!

Heidi on the Alp, an app whose regular price will be $4.99, is FREE to download on Monday September 17th so grab it while you can and when you have a minute, rate it in iTunes. In conjunction with AppAble and Smart Apps for Kids, you can also enter a giveaway to win one of […]

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Help me win an iPad2 for Daniel, at no cost to you!

Action required from September 3rd until September 9th (inclusive)! You can read more about Daniel below, to make things easy for you, I’ve outlined the steps for you to follow first. Go to this blog post. Scroll to the bottom and you will see the picture below. If you’re on twitter, hit the ‘tweet’ button […]

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Huge thank you to the developers for their support and to everyone who entered and shared the giveaway. Here are the recipients of the apps (and Robotto of course!): The Adventures of Bobik Bombastinov: Helen W, Maricelis C, Ruth B, Kylie T and Mithun J.   Hand Painted Animals: Fayme H, Karen T, Beckyjayne P, […]

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Enormous app giveaway

Click here to get to my Facebook giveaway page where all the rafflecopter widgets will be shown. A link to each rafflecopter is also listed at the bottom of each individual giveaway. ********** I hadn't actually planned another giveaway so soon but some very generous developers spontaneously sent me some codes to share with my […]

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Teaching our kids how to tie shoe laces

All children can have trouble learning this skill but for special needs children it can be a particular challenge. Our children often have fine motor skill deficits or have problems with learning and remembering multi-step sequences. One of my friends on Facebook asked if there was an app or other resources she could use to […]

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Truth and lies: Five ways to get the former and protect yourself from the latter

On Friday, the autism blog Left Brain Right Brain, highlighted an article that appeared in The Atlantic, titled The 15-Year FalloutFrom One Man’s Lie About Vaccines. The Atlantic article was actually a precis of several of the points Sam Harris outlined in his book, Lying, but the article’s title focused on one point Harris made […]

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Puzzle My Life – App giveaway and guest review by Kirsten Ferguson

Exciting times recently for my blog – my Facebook page now has more than 500 likers, the blog has been viewed more than 20,000 times and now I am welcoming my first ever guest poster! Kirsten Ferguson is one-half of the wife-husband team that is Close 2 Home Apps, LLC, the developer of the AAC […]

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Book review – Adventures of One Sock: My Pal Rodger

Summary: My Pal Rodger is a lovely story with gorgeous illustrations and I recommend it for reading with your kids. I think they'll get a real kick out of the “dog vs. boy” plot with a happy ending, and that it will spark some great discussion about pets (and autism as well, if you're so […]

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