Twenty-five clients enrolled in the speech therapy program at OPARC have found a collective new voice.
Thanks to new technology software applications with iPad2s, the worlds of these developmentally challenged individuals are a lot less isolated.
OPARC was established in 1950 by a group of parents of developmentally disabled adults who simply wanted their children to have the opportunity to try.
Gayle Pearson is the development manager at OPARC. She wrote a grant the program received from the California Communication Access Foundation in June. The substantial award has provided the speech therapy program with 50 iPad2s at the Montclair-based nonprofit.
And although they’ve only been in use for a couple of months, the results have been more than anyone familiar with the program could have hoped for.
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