Autism Speaks Canada (ASC)charityis dedicated to promoting solutions to meet the needs of people with autism disorders and their families.
With the contribution of Samsung Canada, it is a donation of a thousand tablets that will be given to them to help them get through the constraints related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With this material, Samsung Canada and ASC put the technology in their hands to “support continuing education, access specialized resources and services, regulate mental health and build virtual communities”.
“Among Canadian children and youth, 1 in 66 is diagnosed with autism, making autism one of the most common developmental disorders in Canada. Their daily challenges vary and are only exacerbated during these difficult times. With distance learning and the many unknowns for this school year, access to technology has never been more important as it opens the door to education and services, ”says Jill Farber, Executive Director Autism Speaks Canada, on the Samsung website.
For example, a tablet provides distance learning, provides access to resources and programs designed for people with autism. A tablet is an open door to the world and a way for students to communicate with their peers.
Shortly after the donation was announced, ASC received over 4,000 requests across the country.
Effective today, organizations that support e-learning opportunities for Canadians with autism can apply for the tablets program here.
Since 2014, Samsung Canada has donated more than 3,500 tablets to families and organizations across the country.