iPad Giveaway!

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Enter to win a free iPad!

This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been contacted. Congratulations to Mary and her son Kyle and thank you to everyone who entered!

It's time for big news and big fun! That's right, it's time to give away a free iPad to one lucky WonderBaby family!!!

We've been playing with our iPad for a few months now and Ivan just loves it. He is learning so much and it is amazing what he can do on this little device. And I want to share this experience with another family!

Think your child can't use an iPad because of his or her visual impairment or other disabilities? You might be surprised at how accessible the iPad really is! Check out this article on iPad accessibility to learn more.

Plus we're not just giving away an iPad. We're giving away the perfect iPad package for a special needs child!

Here's what you could win:

  • The NEW iPad from Apple! This is the newest version of the iPad that was just released last month and it is being donated by Perkins School for the Blind!
  • A virtually indestructible GumDrop iPad Case. A good case is a must-have if you're handing an iPad over to a child. You can read our review of the GumDrop Case here.
  • The RadSounds switch-ready music app donated by RJ Cooper plus an RJ Cooper switch interface. This app turns your playlist into a musical game. You can play in Momentary Mode, where the music plays for only the time you hold your finger on the iPad, or Timed Mode, where the music plays for a specified number of seconds and then your child has to tap the screen to get it to continue. This app works great with a switch! Read more about RadSounds here.Blue2
  • A Blue2 Bluetooth Switch for use with switch-activated apps donated by AbleNet. This switch is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and also ships with a USB Bluetooth dongle so you can use it with your computer too!
  • Five Sharks SwimmingTwo more switch-ready apps donated by Inclusive Technology: Smarty Pants and Five Sharks Swimming. Smarty Pants is an app about emotions and Five Sharks is a counting app that starts simply but has more advanced settings for older kids. Both are accessible for children with visual impairments and both are switch-friendly. You can read our reviews of these apps here.

Would you like to win this special needs iPad package for your child? Entering this giveaway is easy. Simply send me an email letting me know that you want to enter this contest or leave a comment below. I'll be accepting entries until May 15th 2012 at midnight.

This Giveaway is Sponsored By:
Perkins School for the Blind      RJ Cooper
Ablenet      Inclusive Tech


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Rules for the iPad Giveaway:

One entry per person. There will be one winner for this giveaway. This giveaway is open to all countries. If the winner is not in the US, they will receive an Apple Store gift certificate for their country worth the price of the NEW iPad in the US.

Would you like to earn one extra entry? You can do one of the following…

  • Subscribe to our monthly newsletter;
  • Become a member of the WonderBaby Community (it's free!);
  • Like WonderBaby on Facebook or follow on Twitter or Pinterest;
  • Let your friends know about the contest on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest;
  • Or post about this contest on your own blog or website.

Be sure to send me an email to let me know what you did for your extra entry.

This contest will end May 15th 2012 at midnight. The winner will be contacted on May 16th.

Good luck!

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Posted by Tabatha Mitchell on Apr 13, 2012 - 9:47am

My daughter Eme is an LCA kid. She is 5. She would love an iPad. She has some vision left at this point. I have followed your blog since learning of her diagnosis. You can follow our activities to create blindness awareness at our Facebook page "EmesArmy.org"

Posted by Karen beijer on Apr 13, 2012 - 9:50am

I am a tvi and work with visually impaired babies and toddlers! Would love to be able to win this and give it to one of the kids on my caseload!!!!

Posted by Jay on Apr 13, 2012 - 10:17am

I would like to enter the giveaway. Thanks.

Posted by Jay on Apr 13, 2012 - 10:18am

Subscribed to the newsletter for an extra entry! Thank you.

Posted by Becky Mondor on Apr 13, 2012 - 10:26am

Please enter me in this contest! My son would love learning on the iPad!

Posted by Isabella Potts on Apr 13, 2012 - 10:28am

Thank you for all the wonderful app ideas and for entering me into this wonderful sweepstake.

Posted by Angel wallace on Apr 13, 2012 - 11:00am

I would love to win this to give to one of my students. Thanks.

Posted by Mollie Earle on Apr 13, 2012 - 11:52am

I would love to win this to give to my visually impaired niece!!

Posted by Kim Wylie on Apr 13, 2012 - 1:19pm

My son Allan who is blind would love an iPad!

Posted by Molly on Apr 13, 2012 - 5:35pm

I would like to enter! Our 2 1/2 year old daughter was born without eyes and would love it!

Posted by tammi on Apr 13, 2012 - 9:46pm

Please enter Andrew to the ipad contest. He is 20 months old our eye therapist said this would be a great took to use during therapy.Andrew has lissencephaly-pacgyria and is legally blind. All that being said he is a very happy boy enjoys music and flashing stuff. If allowed to win it would be very beneficial to him to hell him obstacles that inhibit him to achieve. Visual and motor skills goals

Posted by Shiri on Apr 13, 2012 - 10:44pm

I can't seem to comment through Facebook, but I would still like to enter the giveaway.
Thanks, Shiri

Posted by margaret on Apr 13, 2012 - 11:51pm

Please enter me into the giveaway for my blind son

Posted by Jean on Apr 14, 2012 - 10:30am

Please enter me into the I-Pad contest. My daughter was just diagnosed with Cortical Visual Impairment in November of 2011. I have since learned the I-Pad is going to be a necessity. Thank you!

Posted by george on Apr 14, 2012 - 11:19pm

i hope i win cause i have no device if i win i will wish me luck crossing fingers

Posted by georgelina on Apr 14, 2012 - 11:28pm

my son is blind he's always praying in bed saying god help me get better and he always wanted a ipad and if he won he would be so happy

Posted by Phillippa Glasco on Apr 16, 2012 - 7:57pm

Phylicia would loves to have an ipad. She has receptive language disorder/autism. She is hearing impaired and this will be a good tool to used at home, in the community, school, etc. Speech and occupational therapists suggest we get one. Please enter her into the drawing for an ipad. This would be special and will be a blessing for her. Thank you very much.

Posted by holly on Apr 17, 2012 - 7:46am

The work you do to provide parents with an awesome toolbox and community is inspiring! Please enter Miss Elsa in this drawing . The benefits of an ipad seem limitless. And keep up the good work. xoxoxoxoxo

Posted by Wendy on Apr 17, 2012 - 9:25am

Such an amazing tool that can help to teach and engage! LOVE it!

Posted by Jennifer Sapp, TVI on Apr 17, 2012 - 9:31am

I am a TVI who has several children who would benefit from this iPad! Thank you for offering this kind of product. Not only will someone's child have access to technology but you are putting the word out to others that these types of things exist.

Posted by Berenice on Apr 17, 2012 - 9:47am

Thank you for the giveaway. My daughter has LCA and loves to play with her teachers iPad.

Posted by Betsy Matteodo on Apr 17, 2012 - 9:48am

Love your website - such a great resource for families and those of us who work with young children with visual impairments. I would love to be able to give an ipad to one of the children I work with - please include me in the contest.

Posted by Elsa Kern on Apr 17, 2012 - 9:57am

I have also added to face book for a second entry to win iPad. Thanks!

Posted by nicole Leavy on Apr 17, 2012 - 9:58am

Please enter us in this giveaway! Our five year old has optic nerve atrophy. Thank you!!

Posted by Dawn James on Apr 17, 2012 - 12:10pm

My son Elijah has Spina Bifida myelomeningocele & uses an iPad in his therapy. It has helped him a lot with his motor function. We can't afford to purchase one for him. It would help him out tremendously to be able to work on it more at home.

Posted by sandersl on Apr 17, 2012 - 12:29pm

I would love to enter the givaway and win the Ipad! I am a TVI and would loan it out to families of VI kids 0-22 yrs! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Posted by Denise T on Apr 17, 2012 - 1:06pm

Nolan is 4y/o w/CVI and loves, loves, loves music & animals...an IPAD would be so wonderful for him to not only aid in his "seeing" these things but also hearing them.

Posted by shellbell321 on Apr 17, 2012 - 1:08pm

I would love to have this for my granddaughter! Please enter us! Thank you, Richelle

Posted by Denise T on Apr 17, 2012 - 1:10pm

I just signed up for the monthly newsletter from WonderBaby...do I get an extra entry at this point?...Thanks so much for all you do to help "improve" the lives of our PRECIOUS Angels...Denise T

Posted by Carlissa on Apr 17, 2012 - 1:29pm

My son would love to have the opportunity like this. I would like to entry the giveaway

Posted by Carlissa on Apr 17, 2012 - 1:31pm

I would to submit a extra entry since I subscribed to the newsletter. Thanks Carlissa

Posted by Liz on Apr 17, 2012 - 5:56pm

I want to win this!!!! My daughter has retinoblastoma and was diagnosed at 2 months! She is now 7 months and is still having chemo treatment!!!

Posted by Berenice on Apr 17, 2012 - 8:46pm

Thank you for the great giveaway

Posted by Kevin Cuzzi on Apr 17, 2012 - 9:24pm

My granddaughter Isabella Faith Potts has multiple disabilities and is legally blind. She would benefit from this technology.
Isabella's Papa

Posted by Shawn Potts on Apr 17, 2012 - 9:58pm

My daughter would definitely benefit from having an iPad. My wife and I
would be able to teach our daughter to communicate and play with us. Thank you.

Posted by Jessi Sterba on Apr 18, 2012 - 9:50am

I am an Early Childhood special insturctor. I work with a little girl who just turned 3 and suddenly lost her vision when she was about 2.5 years of age. Her family cannot afford to buy her an IPad as her mother has some medical issues which currently prevent her from working. She is a very smart little girl who asks her mom to take her to the Dr. and get her eyes fixed. She has played some activities on my IPad and really loved it band would benefit from having her own. I came across this website from the E-Complex newsletter and can't wait to explore what you have here.

Posted by Hannah Neff on Apr 18, 2012 - 11:55am

I would love to win an ipad for River, 4.5 years old.. and hope to see you at the Perkins Conference later this month!

Posted by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 - 1:25pm

My granddaughter Kylee has been diagnosed with Leber's Congenital Amarosis. This means she is blind. Although we are all terribly sad for her because we know all that she will miss out on, she has no idea she is any different than anyone else. She is a healthy, happy little baby and she can feel the love surrounding her. I would love to give her every opportunity available that could help her to live a fulfilling life. A new ipad for special needs children could help her find more independance and to learn more than she ever could before. Please consider Kylee for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you from the bottom of this grandmas big heart.

Posted by NicolE on Apr 18, 2012 - 8:08pm

I would like to enter this contest. Thank You.

Posted by Rick Eckley on Apr 19, 2012 - 11:45am

Our son is 5 years and we would like to enter the contest to win the Ipad. He uses one with his Vision Teacher at school and does really well with it but we are unable to follow up with him at home since we cannot afford to purchase a new one. thanks so much and God Bless

Posted by Korina on Apr 19, 2012 - 4:10pm

Please enter me in this giveaway

Posted by Kerri on Apr 20, 2012 - 7:06am

Hello! I am entering for my son Kai, diagnosed with optic glioma last year. He is starting to use the ipad with his TVI. Thank you!

Posted by Farrah Morelli on Apr 23, 2012 - 11:58am

I would love to win this for my 6 year old daughter who is currently suffering from an undiagnosed condition, we have no idea what is wrong with her & have seen many doctors. Thanks for all you do!

Posted by Lesli Wright on Apr 23, 2012 - 4:54pm

I would like to be entered for the iPad giveaway for my son, Reece, 4 yrs old and blind.

Posted by Lisa Oliver on Apr 23, 2012 - 5:25pm

My granddaughter would love to have this and it would help her in so many ways. She has a very rare genetic disorder and is very low vision/legally blind and soon to be totally blind amongst a host of other medical issues.

Posted by Amber Elia on Apr 23, 2012 - 6:50pm

I sent you an email! I liked wonderbaby on fb, signed up for the newsletter, joined the community, and mentioned the giveaway on my blog. : )

Posted by Johanna on Apr 24, 2012 - 9:14am

The iPad would be a great resource for the BTBL! Thanks.

Posted by Jena shea on Apr 24, 2012 - 9:54am

I want to enter the contest

Posted by Lindsay Little on Apr 24, 2012 - 11:06am

My little Ava is 2 yrs old. She has Joubert Syndrome. Her therapists have all said that she needs an Ipad so she can communicate with us. Her speech is very limited. Also, maybe it would be able to help her focus. She has bilateral colobomus micropthalamus with cysts. Thanks for helping these special babies!!!

Posted by redtgr54 on Apr 24, 2012 - 11:57am

I am entering this contest for my beautiful and amazing granddaughter Isabella Potts. My granddaughter is an amazing little girl that has brought lots of love and joy to our family. She could not of been born to two wonderful parents Terry and Shawn... My daughter and Son-in-law are two amazing people that have devoted their life to the daily care of their amazing daughter... Isabella would benefit grately from this IPAD as I am sure many other children would also. My daughter is an amazing woman and such an advocate for her daughter and children with dissabilities. What she has to endure on a daily basis with fixing her meds, mixing bottles for her tube feeding etc etc just wears me out. My daughter has been trying desperately to save for this IPAD as she feels that it would be beneficial for my Isabella's learning. Please submit my entry in hopes that I may win the IPAD for my granddaughter.
Thank you for your time
Terry Rivera
Isabella's Grandmother

Posted by Lisa Weir on Apr 24, 2012 - 2:07pm

We would dearly love to win this iPad for our daughter who has CHARGE syndrome - I work with students who have hearing/vision loss and I have seen the positive impact of this technology. Thanks for considering our entry!

Posted by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2012 - 3:58pm

I would LOVE to win this ipad for our son David. David has down syndrome, CVI, is diagnosed legally blind, has 2 different types of seizures and has feeding issues. With all that he has going on he is still one of the happiest children that I have ever had the pleasure of being around and he truly lights up my world. We feel David would greatly benefit from an ipad to help him with his communication (he is completely non verbal) and also with his vision. Our daughter has an ipod touch that we have downloaded some apps onto for him and he LOVES them and just recently started tapping on the screen when the music stops. Thank you for allowing us the chance to be entered into your drawing :)

Posted by Donna Waters Mc... on Apr 24, 2012 - 4:09pm

My son, Jonathan, is 11 years old and has Patau's Syndrome (trisomy 13). He has many medical issues associated with this including cortical visual impairment. He loves music and is learning alot about cause and effect. An iPad would be awesome to use with him. He is home-bound and does all of his "school" and therapy here; resources are something we need badly!!

Posted by Rachel on Apr 24, 2012 - 4:45pm

Thanks for entering me! My son would love one!

Posted by Danielle shollar on Apr 24, 2012 - 6:18pm

I would like to enter this giveaway for my daughter with cvi.

Posted by Sara Rose on Apr 24, 2012 - 6:28pm

I would like to enter the give away! My husband and I expecting our first baby in July and we are still trying to save up for an ipad in our future. I thought I'd enter here just to try and save some money! Thanks for the opportunity!

Posted by Rachel Trindle on Apr 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

I'd love to win the ipad package for my son Daniel. He has cerebral palsy and cortical vision impairment. He does get to use an ipad at school and therapy, and he loves it -- calls it the "smooth". I've been saving up for one, but it's slow going, since there's not a lot of discretionary cash in our lives : )

Posted by Tania on Apr 24, 2012 - 8:31pm

I would love to enter my daughter Mia in this giveaway....she has spina bifida, hydrocephalus, Arnold chiari ii, seizures and vision impairment. Just turned four in the weekend!! Cheers....

Posted by Laura Garrett on Apr 24, 2012 - 11:24pm

Would love to win this for my four year old son Cody. He has Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. He has cortical visual impairment due to significant neurological involvement and developed hydrocephalus after brain resection surgery at 11 weeks old....four years ago today to be exact! He is not verbal or mobile. Has limited use of his arms although he is able to activate switches. He LOVES music....this would be so fun for him!

Posted by Brandon'sMom on Apr 25, 2012 - 11:42am

I would like to enter my son Brandon to win this IPad, He was born without his immune system, S.C.I.D.S. He has been thru multiple surgeries, 2 Bone Marrow Transplants. He is just now 3 yrs old, but doesn't speak doesn't know how to communicate or play with others. He loves Music, so I try to bring lots of music into his learning, I hope with an IPad He picks up on learning to speak and or communicate more with me! He is a very Happy lil guy concidering all he has been thru!! Shared link with my friends on facebook.

Posted by Mrs. Miller on Apr 25, 2012 - 12:12pm

I would love to win this ipad to use with my students.

Posted by JoAnn on Apr 25, 2012 - 12:37pm

We are adopting a little 4 1/2 year old girl from Bulgaria who is blind. This would be wonderful to use with her, especially in the hotel and plane ride home.

Posted by anaesq@aol.com on Apr 25, 2012 - 3:31pm

I would like to enter to win this package for my son Joel, who is 19, and is deaf-blind with CHARGE Syndrome. Thanks!
Ana Saruski

Posted by Lynn Russell on Apr 26, 2012 - 9:22am

I obviously would be thrilled and blessed to win this for my cv child thank you who is very limited! His therapists have encourage that this tool could enhance his quality of life.

Posted by Lauri Leonard on Apr 26, 2012 - 10:08am

Thank you!

Posted by Bernadette Giddens on Apr 26, 2012 - 11:02am

I would like to enter IPAD contest.
IPAD Kit is an excellent Library/Media Center resource for our special needs students. It will also enhance library class as I read e-books. In addition, because I am a visually impaired School Librarian/Media Specialist, IPAD accessibility features will allow me to read E-Books while actively engaging Overbrook School for the Blind students.

Thank you,
Bernadette Giddens
Librarian/Media Specialist
Overbrook School for the Blind

Posted by Tony Le on Apr 26, 2012 - 11:21am

I'm a TVI and work with visually impaired 9th graders. I would like to win this, so we can use in class. It would definitely benefit all of our students. Thank you!

Posted by Colleen Eckley on Apr 26, 2012 - 2:23pm

I would like to enter the contest to win an IPad for my 5-year old. He has Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. Thanks so much and God Bless!

Posted by Jennifer on Apr 26, 2012 - 3:54pm

I would like to enter the giveaway. What a great idea.

Posted by Scott Eisner on Apr 26, 2012 - 4:56pm

We would love to win this iPad for our 8 year old daughter Aeryn who is deafblind and has an as yet unnamed genetic syndrome. We recently read that the iPad may help her communicate, since she only gestures at this point.

Posted by Jade Day on Apr 26, 2012 - 5:26pm

I would love to enter this contest for my son Gavin! He has Perventricular Leukomalcia, partial blindness and SPD.

Posted by MaryAlice LaCerais on Apr 26, 2012 - 10:18pm

Please enter me in the contest. I have a 6 year old with CP. My son's kindergarten classroom and SLP have worked with him on an IPAD. Hoping that one day he will be able to communicate through one. No words yet, but one day! Thanks!

Posted by Ann on Apr 27, 2012 - 3:15am

I just found the sponsored Advertisement on Facebook and what a site. I have a son with Cerebral Palsy and we have been thinking about an i-pad for him but our concern has been the fact that he doesnt have alot of control with pressure to touch things and may keep his hand on the icon too long. I am now not so sure about it being a problem. Please enter us into the competition. Thankyou.

Posted by Kara on Apr 27, 2012 - 7:27am

We were able to try this switch and app on the iPad 1 with our communication and writing aides team. It has a lot of potential for growth and is especially good for our son since he does not have the motor ability to navigate an iPad independently.

Posted by cmm1210 on Apr 27, 2012 - 9:25am

I would love to win the IPad for my son. He has CP and is deaf. He is learning to hear with a cochlear implant. He uses switches to communicate so the apps with the switches would be great!

Posted by Missy on Apr 27, 2012 - 1:55pm

I would love to win this iPad for my son.
We are considering homeschooling next year and the apps and things that this would provide for that would be awesome.

Posted by Sonja Biggs on Apr 27, 2012 - 6:18pm

Hi Amber, count me in and I will be happy to post this contest for you. What a great idea!

Posted by Julie Scott on Apr 29, 2012 - 8:39am

My son would love an iPad. Carter is 3 and has ROP and is blind. I think it would be a great learning tool for him.

Posted by Anne Felten on Apr 30, 2012 - 2:49pm

I work in Early Intervention with families of babies/toddlers who are visually impaired and I would love to share the ipad with a family who has been trying to get one by does not have the resources.

Posted by Suzanne on Apr 30, 2012 - 6:53pm

I would love to win this ipad for my son jake who is visually impaired and turning 21.

Posted by Anonymous on May 01, 2012 - 9:23am

My grandson, who is blind would love to have his own ipad! He would get tremendous use out of it.Thanks for the giveway opportunity!

Posted by Anonymous on May 01, 2012 - 10:00am

My grandson loves exploring my laptop and would love an ipad of his own. He is blind and the apps would be wonderful for him.

Posted by bela4kids2009 on May 01, 2012 - 11:51am

hello, my name is Anabela,i would like to enter my soon to be 3 year old son to win the iPad giveaway. He was recently diagnosed with autism. He is about to lose his early intervention services, and I think the iPad would really help him with his speech and social skills. He only uses one to two words and he lacks in concentration, I think the iPad would help him be able to expand his concentration skills. He is a great kid but needs help to learn skills that are easy for most people. I would be most grateful if my son is the winner of the contest, i know it would really help him to grow. I would also like to say I liked this on Facebook and i registered on the website.

Posted by Ramona Johnston on May 01, 2012 - 6:00pm

I would to win this for my son, Max. He has CP, CVI, and suffers from epilepsy. Having an iPad would allow him a degree of independent play and would encourage self- directed play and foster communication.

Posted by Michelle End-Alcabes on May 01, 2012 - 9:08pm

My 4 1/2 year old son has Autism Spectrum Disorder and he's non-verbal. The iPad is such a wonderful tool and with the help of family and his speech therapist in school, I know this would help him to learn how to communicate.

Posted by Manuel Garcia on May 02, 2012 - 5:39am

Wow. This giveaway is really awesome. Perfect gift for my niece. I want to join this giveaway. Thanks.

Posted by Michelle Payne on May 02, 2012 - 9:49am

My son Jack is 4 and was born with LCA (CEP290), and has also been diagnosed with Autism, he begins primary school in September and i have been advised that an Ipad would really help Jack with his learning and I would love to be able to help him in any way possible, so I am entering for a chance to win it for him, Thanks.

Posted by Jennifer Strawn on May 02, 2012 - 10:57am

I would love to win this iPad for my 6 year old VI daughter to use as she enters first grade.

Posted by Jean Jordan on May 02, 2012 - 11:49am

I would love to win the IPAD for use with my 15 year old blind student!

Jean Jordan
Speech-Language Pathologist

Posted by Robbie Ross on May 02, 2012 - 1:07pm

My granddaughter, Charli Grace, would greatly benefit from the use of an IPad. She has some vision in her Right Eye.

Posted by Amy on May 03, 2012 - 9:51pm

Our son Benjamin loves playing with his TVI's ipad. It would be great if he had his own.

Posted by Rebecca Wilson on May 04, 2012 - 10:38am

An iPad for my son would be absolutely amazing!!! He has severe apraxia and several sensory issues that make communicating so challenging for him and with my personal financial status I struggle daily trying to find ways and means to get him all the help he could ever want and need. Thank you for making this opportunity available for so many people in need!!!

Posted by Karl Clement on May 04, 2012 - 2:41pm

I would love an iPad for my little cousin, thank you so much!

Posted by Ashish Mehta on May 05, 2012 - 5:05am

Hi - I would like to enter for Shiv who is founder of http://www.divyajyothitrust.org/index.php based out of Mysore City, India. Shiv himself is a blind person and has recently started this trust. He is trying to collect funds to setup the basic infrastructure and other inventory required to help the blind people. I've just been involved with this trust through my company's CSR activities. If I get an iPad for Shiv, I'll be better be able to provide a business case and secure funds from different sources. Appreciate if you can help. I can provide any further information that you may need.

Posted by Luz on May 07, 2012 - 3:53pm

I would like to enter the iPad giveaway! I will like on Facebook:) My son is 19 months old and has ONH

Posted by Alissa on May 07, 2012 - 7:20pm

I'd love to enter this giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

Posted by Alissa on May 07, 2012 - 7:22pm

I follow you on Facebook!

Posted by Clare Gilmore on May 07, 2012 - 7:48pm

I wanted to enter this contest for a student and friend. He is 12 years old and suffering from advanced MD. He would absolutely love an iPad.

Posted by Holly Landvater on May 08, 2012 - 5:29am

My to be 5yro daughter is muti-medically complex and undignosed. She has muti optical issuess along with global developmemtal delay. She has 35 DX she does has dwfarism, neurological issues, and many, many more medical conditions. They did not expect her to live pass 5. Nor did they expect her to be moblie. She does some ASL but we are still working with her, some vebal cues such as sounds for things like dog or cow, and the show and see for things she can't sign or voice. She's come a long, long way. She needs so many things like most insurance won't help pay for. And I stay at home so she can excel and be whom she is meant to be. And my husband works 2 jobs which includes our family farm. So receiving an iPad would help with her visual and commucation faults and relif us from another finical issue. Since we can't afford a lot of things she needs to help her to keep progessing. Thank you for making is possiable for those whom are in need of items like these due to hurls and challenges we face as parents/caregivers trying to provide everything we can for our loved ones.

Posted by Heather Ballard on May 08, 2012 - 10:30am

I would like to be entered to win the ipad for a visually impaired student that I am an aide to. Thanks you very much!

Posted by Dongmei Zuo on May 08, 2012 - 11:00am

Hi Amber, I really enjoyed your talk at the conference.I would like to enter for my son Kevin to win the IPad. He is two and half. He has CVI and global developmental delays and other complications resulted from a grade 4 IVH at birth followed by hydrocephallus which is shunted. He will enjoy the IPad.

Posted by Char Goode on May 08, 2012 - 12:11pm

I am a TVI with many preschoolers on my caseload. We could really use this device with so many kiddos! I have signed up for your newsletter and already am using some new ideas. I have also encouraged other parents to enter! Thank you!

Posted by Martha Genetz on May 08, 2012 - 12:35pm

I would like to enter for my son Marco. My son has disabilities of down syndrome, epilepsy , thyroid issue, a hip that comes out of place making him weakin the muscles for walking. I was told by his one doctor he also has autism.He had surgery for installing a feeding tube connection into his stomach in the summer of 2010 due to he was swallowing part of his food and drink into his lungs and getting sick with phenomena all the time. I take him to Easter Seals 2 times a week for therapy to help him overcome his problems. He interacts with an iPad as therapy at Easter Seals 2, and since he has been using it, he is communicating better with me and others. It would be a blessing to have an iPad for Marco, so he can continue his therapy at home. I have been unable to work and depend completely on my husband income to provide. Marco is still in diapers and cannot speak, and he will soon be 11 years old. He is in need of constant care. If he would to win this iPad, it would mean the world to Marco.


Martha Genetz

Posted by Lori on May 08, 2012 - 6:20pm

I would be a blessing if you could consider my 5 yr old daughter Kaylee who has vision impairment due to multiple disabilities, brain cyst... Her 7 year old brother would enjoy the learning benefits along with Kaylee.

Posted by Del Paalani on May 08, 2012 - 9:46pm

Aloha! I certainly enjoy your site and send my families who have little ones with vision impairments here also. The iPad is certainly a wonderful and easily accessible tool for all our children with various degrees of abilities. Now that its switch accessible, I could certainly use one in our program to demonstrate the power of this tool to the families we serve. Thank you for the chance to even try for one!

Posted by Stacy Simmons on May 08, 2012 - 11:05pm

My son Kyle is visually impaired and has been since birth. He is a fun loving little boy who just turned 4. Kyle has been through a lot in just 4 years and having a ipad would put a big smile on his face :)

Posted by Milvia Aguirre on May 09, 2012 - 2:29pm

Hi my name is Milvia Aguirre my son Alexis is legal blind I m Spanish Alexis is special ho goo to perkins I wandering if I can enter to win the iPad my son will be happy thank you. Alexis Berganza is 3years old he is been hon the hospital many tymes he have 4 open heart surgeries stroke he is trache en jtuve ventaletor dependent I wish my son geren the iPad he can have better life

Posted by Minachi on May 09, 2012 - 11:55pm

I would like to enter for the chance to win a ipad. Thanks for the opportunity.

Posted by Lorna on May 10, 2012 - 5:06am

Please can you enter me into the competition. My 3 year old Ashley has vision problems, deafness and learning difficulties since overcoming pneumococcal meningitis at 4 months old.

Posted by Holly on May 10, 2012 - 9:06am

My son, Tayvion, is six years old and diagnosed with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. He is also considered a child with deaf-blindness. I would love an IPad for him for at home to follow through with things they are working on at school with him! Thank you!

Posted by Tammy Welch on May 10, 2012 - 2:42pm

My two yr old has CAS and SPD, we would love to win an ipad! Thanks.

Posted by Genna Kandilas on May 11, 2012 - 11:23pm

Please pick me!!!!!

Posted by Sofea Az- Zahra on May 13, 2012 - 3:08am

I would love to enter this competition on behalf of my 18mth old daughter Sofea, she has Spastic Quadraplegia Cerebral Palsy, cortical blindness, swallowing disorder (feeds through feeding tube).Besides, she has very limited movement which limits her access to everything, if she was to win this package she would be able to access so much more. I am also "liking" wonderbaby on facebook. thanks for the giveaway.

Posted by J R on May 14, 2012 - 10:23pm

I would like to enter this giveaway for my autistic 2 year old daughter! Thank you!

Posted by Jane on May 15, 2012 - 2:02pm

My adopted son is limited to very low vision in his one remaining eye, which has a large coloboma as well as nystagmus, and but is able to use a video maginifier at school to see his classroom world. at northwest trek wildlife park my exhusband was able to take a photo with his iphone of two barn owls silhouetted in a window, let hekili put his face 1/2 inch from the screen to see it, and hekili was able to somehow then locate the barn owls in the display...he actually turned his face and looked up, telling me that there were two owls and laughing when one flew down. i would be interested in seeing what uses and apps the i-pad would have (and will have) for allowing kids like hekilli to explore the world. (i did like wonderbaby on facebook as well...and already found blocks to have our local in-tot program add to their toy box!)

Posted by Mollie on May 15, 2012 - 2:06pm

This would be great for my neice!!

Posted by Collin on May 15, 2012 - 3:58pm

Entering to win!

Posted by Andrea Gee on May 15, 2012 - 10:50pm

I am on FB but for some reason I can only view the comments  I would love the chance to win the iPad for my son Nick. My son is 5 years old with multiable delays   He was born 5 days Late via emergency C section. Right from the beginning we knew he had poor muscle tone. Now his list of medical concerns is 2 pages long. He mainly has Cerebral Palsy and seizures and is nonverbal   He uses a few words in sign totry and communicate  which can be frustrating because not very many people know sign. I am his main interpater  like most Moms are for their kids but I myself am blind.  I have ROP my vision in my right eye is 18/400 and my left is mostly light and color   Keep in mind normal is 20/20   So if Nick signs it can be really hard to catch what he is saying   We have tried pecs but pictures are hard to see and they get lost. In speech he has worked  with an iPad  for the last 6 months and is catching on quickly. He is also using one at school at snack time   I believe if he could use one at home it would help him so much  the iPad could give him a voice and hope
I am also a fan of  wonder baby!

Posted by Andrea Gee on May 15, 2012 - 11:14pm

 I would love the chance to win the iPad for my son Nick. My son is 5 years old with multiable delays   He was born 5 days Late via emergency C section. Right from the beginning we knew he had poor muscle tone. Now his list of medical concerns is 2 pages long. He mainly has Cerebral Palsy and seizures and is nonverbal   He uses a few words in sign totry and communicate  which can be frustrating because not very many people know sign. I am his main interpater  like most Moms are for their kids but I myself am blind.  I have ROP my vision in my right eye is 18/400 and my left is mostly light and color   Keep in mind normal is 20/20   So if Nick signs it can be really hard to catch what he is saying   We have tried pecs but pictures are hard to see and they get lost. In speech he has worked  with an iPad  for the last 6 months and is catching on quickly. He is also using one at school at snack time   I believe if he could use one at home it would help him so much  the iPad could give him a voice and hope
I am also a fan of  wonder baby!

Posted by Chrissy Burridge on May 15, 2012 - 11:19pm

My daughter Sammi would love to win an iPad. She is always trying to do contests and loves to play on the iPad and use its technology. She is 8 years old and may hav some light perception. Thanks for the opportunity!

Posted by Anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 4:44pm

hello, i was just wondering what time the drawing for the IPad will take place? if you can let me know so i can keep a eye on my inbox, that would be great!