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Luke Amalfitano, 5, works on an iPad with his special-education teacher Vanessa Leal at the Developmental Disabilities Institute campus in Medford. (Aug. 24, 2011)(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

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IPads give autistics communications outlet

A look at the role iPads can play in the education of people with autism. Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), a service provider for children and adults with autism on Long Island, received nine iPads from the EJ Autism Foundation for DDI's Young Autism Program. Officials say the devices have provided a new communication outlet for people who previously did not speak.


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