Alex, now 7 years old, was diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorder aged four.
“Alex is a happy-go-lucky child who has lots of energy and is very loving. He’s interested in lots of different subjects and likes to be stimulated all of the time.”
“Alex especially loves nature and exploring the world around him. We go to the beach a lot as he loves swimming and anything to do with water.
“He has a really inquisitive mind and enjoys understanding how technology works. Alex’s favourite hobby is to play games and puzzles on the iPad.
How Family Fund helped
“We were granted an iPad by Family Fund which was great because there’s lots of apps that you can use to support children with autism and additional needs.
“Family Fund contacted me after my grant to say that there is also a workshop that I can attend to show me how the technology can further benefit my child.
“Accessing the training was really easy for me. The session was free and one-to-one online which was helpful. During the training we went through the iPad’s features and I learnt a lot about keeping Alex safe online. For example, I now know how to restrict certain content which might not be suitable for a child.”
“I’m not the best with technology and it’s hard to keep up with it as it’s always changing so it was brilliant to have someone who can help one to one.”
“The session was a lot better than I thought it would be. I would definitely recommend the training to a friend. The trainer left time at the end for me to ask questions about what I wanted to know. They tailored the session to the specific needs of my family, which I probably wouldn’t have got out of a group session elsewhere.”
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