ST. LOUIS, MO.(KMOX)-You may use your iPad to read magazines or watch movies, but a grant to the St. Louis Public School District will allow the iPads to be used to help Autistic students. A nearly $11-thousand dollar grant from the Innovative Technology Education Fund will provide iPads in six self-contained autism classrooms at Gateway Institute of Technology high school.

The District says it’ll incorporate the iPads into instructional learning by using applications recommended by Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Teachers will also get training from Apple

Dr. Elizabeth Bender, Principal at Gateway says the iPads will help students better communicate and socialize with their families and classmates.

A recent report on “60 Minutes” on CBS profiled how students use of the iPad is enabling some autistic students to finally communicate with their family and teachers.

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