Check out this blog post by Shannon Des Roches Rosa entitled, The Ipad: a Near Miracle for my Son with Autism.
Shannon describes winning the iPad in a raffle for $5 (!) and realizing how it increased the independence of her son Leo. According to her blog posting:
"Before the iPad, Leo's autism made him dependent on others for entertainment, play, learning, and communication. With the iPad, Leo electrifies the air around him with independence and daily new skills. People who know Leo are amazed when they see this new boy rocking that iPad."Check out her entire blog post - especially to see the videos of Leo and the iPad. Great stuff!