Need an autism app but can’t afford it? We can help

I am pleased to introduce Allison Knopp, Development & Public Relations Associate at Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region, as a guest blogger today.

Check out this new Proloquo2Go App Donation Program

by Allison Knopp

Good news for Easter Seals and autism blog readers who have been reading all of the posts we’ve been publishing lately about new apps for autism, but are worried this new technology might be too expensive: AssistiveWare (an accessibility and assistive technology company based in The Netherlands) has recognized that not everyone can afford their wildly popular Proloquo2Go communication app, so they launched a new Proloquo2Go App Donation Program.

AssistiveWare sought us out here at Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region as a partner in this program because of our assistive technology department’s outstanding reputation. Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region has been working with AssistiveWare over the past couple of months to develop an application process that will determine a family’s practical and financial need for the donation of the application. Any applicants will first be reviewed by our financial department for compliance with the financial need requirements of the donation program, and if those requirements are met, the application will be screened by our Assistive Technology department to determine if Proloquo2Go meets the needs of the client.

Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region is very excited to partner with AssistiveWare to help distribute Proloquo2Go to individuals who need this support for communication. Along with AssistiveWare, we too believe Proloquo2Go can make a difference in the lives of many individuals with communication impairments.

This donation program is open to anyone in the country. For more information and the policy for the Proloquo2Go App Donation Program, email Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region’s Assistive Technology Department at assistivetech (at) eastersealsdfvr (dot org).


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  1. Amy Ducos Says:

    My son Noah is 8 years old and non verbal. He uses the proloquo2go app on the Ipad at his school in kingston. I finally got enough money to purchase the Ipad but this app costs $200 and I am unable to purchase it.