When you have a child with Autism going on holiday can be very stressful not only for the child but also the parents and carers, so finding the right holiday is vital to all involved. When you think of a cruise many of you might think that being confined to a ship for two or more weeks might be too much, but that’s where Autism of the Seas comes into play. They provide specialist cruises for individuals and family’s living with Special Needs including Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.
If you think that this type of cruise could be for you and your family then there is no better time to book than now, because if you book to sail on the 7 night cruise leaving on the 14th October 2012 from Cape Liberty Port in Bayonne New Jersey to Bermuda, and you are one of the first 25 families to do so you will be given a free iPad.
iPads are a great gadget for children with special needs and feature many different apps that can help make learning fun. There is now an app called Proloquo2Go that has been designed to help children and adults who have difficulty speaking.
Proloquo2Go is a full-featured communication solution and brings natural sounding text-to-speech voices, powerful automatic conjugations; close to 8000 up-to-date symbols and a large default vocabulary. My son is Autistic and has difficulty speaking due to oral dyspraxia, by him using Proloquo2Go on his iPad it helps not only reduce the stress of what he is trying to tell us but also the stress of us not being able to understand him.
There are so many reasons why you should head over to Autism of the Seas, not only will it be an amazing cruise for all involved but by having the chance of being given a free iPad that can make a big difference to your family’s life is an opportunity not to be missed.
Please let us know what you think of the app Proloque2go in the comment box below.