Corner Pieces, the Sault Ste. Marie-based organization dedicated to raising autism awareness throughout Michigan, donated four iPads to the Early Intervention Center in Southfield this past Wednesday, June 20th.
The Early Intervention Center, started by the Autism Children’s Treatment Network in 2001, provides center-based services based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to children struggling with Autism. Besides providing ABA therapy children are also provided speech, and other therapies.
Since it’s inception the center has provided provide positive results for 100’s of autistic children in Southfield and the surrounding areas.
The iPads will used in a variety of ways durning the Center’s extensive summer camp programs, as well as throughout the regular school year.
“Though the iPad is from far a cure, is an extremely effective tool to aid the progress of speech, and social skills that many of these children are lacking,” adds Corner Piece’s board member Jeremy LaValley, who delivered the iPads to the center.
Funding for Corner Piece’s donation, was helped by Quest Diagnostics Auburn Hills office. The clinical laboratory giant, has a history of supporting children with autism, including sponsoring the successful Light It Blue Michigan campaign which included lighting the Mackinac Bridge blue for Autism Awareness, as well as many other Michigan landmarks. Additional funding for the iPads was provided by caring individuals across Michigan.
To learn more about Corner Pieces and its work within Michigan’s autistic community, visit www.cornerpieces.org, or for additional information on the Early Intervention Center and their various programs, visit www.ealryintervetioncenter.org.