Meet Anne - Mother of a 53-Year-Old Daughter
I Have So Many Questions!
“I am the mother of a daughter born in 1960 with no speech or sounds for her first 7 years. I reached out to you and want to convey how much it meant to me, when YOU personally answered my inquiries. And then kept in touch with me - referencing where I could go for assistance with my many questions. You even were willing to come to our home to help connect the new IPad to the Internet."
What do I do at the Airport?
Last April I went on a cruise with my 2 daughters. The eldest has MS, and my youngest has MR/DD and Autism. What helped the most were the cards you sent me from TSA Cares. They were small pages, about the size of a credit card, that I printed out - and then could hand over to all the people you have to interact with while trying to fly - getting through Security screenings, especially with medications, and finally reaching our ship in Florida.
I wish I had known about these small cards before when traveling, because it kept from embarrassing my daughters each time I needed to ask for help. Thank you for telling me about them.
How does this IPad work?
Some months ago I took your advice and had a speech evaluation done for my daughter. They used an IPad with her - and she lit up like a Christmas tree. It is magical to me how this device, with the right App can be programmed just to her needs, and also talk back to her. My daughter and I are anxious to see how this IPad can open up a whole new world that will allow her to express her feelings.
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated being in touch with you. As an older parent, I know of no one else that has a child with Autism; nor do I know anyone who has shown an interest in learning the many facets that an IPad holds for our children, no matter their age.