Help Getting an Ipad

Help Getting an iPad Before you start—-RESEARCH (devices, APPs, accessories=cost) Self-pay is one way to secure a device. Here are some ideas to make it possible: *Have bank automatically deduct funds from your account *Home Party (Cookie Lee Jewelry, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, ..) *Ask family and friends to give birthday/holiday gifts as iTunes cards […]

Help Getting an iPad

Before you start—-RESEARCH (devices, APPs, accessories=cost)

  1. Self-pay is one way to secure a device. Here are some ideas to make it possible:
  • *Have bank automatically deduct funds from your account
  • *Home Party (Cookie Lee Jewelry, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, ..)
  • *Ask family and friends to give birthday/holiday gifts as iTunes cards
  • *Businesses offering percentage for your cause.
  • *Community outreach—local newspapers & TV stations
  • *Local charities (Boy Scouts, church groups, fraternal organizations, VFW…)
  • *Garage Sale (Don’t have items to sell, get great items you can sell at craigslist.org in the FREE section and www.freecycle.org.)
  1. Earn it

*Setting up an account for your individual child and forward site to family and friends. They can donate           or purchase items for your cause.

  1. Lots of Raffles and Giveaways

*Deadlines always changing and they usually raise funds and then give an iPad. Keep checking back!!!

  1. Medical Coverage for iPads and/or APPs

*Check your insurance policy’s coverage for DME(durable medical equipment), many carriers do not cover a SGD (speech generated device) that is designed to provide other functions. -Laptops, desktop computer, PDAs and iPads. Guided Access is now making it possible to get iPads covered.

* Bulking device, protective case and APPs together for a full package.

  ***Use language pertinent to the funding source***

  1. Medical– stress the “therapeutic nature” of the need and “medical necessity” of device
  2.           Educational– stress “academic achievement” and “educational goals”
  3.           Vocational– stress “self-sufficiency” goals and potential
  4. Writing Assistive Technology into the IEP

****Describe the AT with features needed, NOT by the name of the specific device.

****Assistive Tech Eval—bring your own device to show benefits

  1. GRANTS—application process that usually requires denial of payment from another source, such as insurance. Each has their own specific guidelines and deadlines.

*GRANTS for APPs