Google’s Schmidt Passes CEO Reins to Co-Founder Page

Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page will become chief executive officer, taking the reins from Eric Schmidt, who oversaw the transformation of a barely profitable startup with 200 employees into the owner of the world’s most- used search engine, with $29 billion in sales last year.

“Larry is ready,” Schmidt, who will become executive chairman, said on a conference call yesterday. “It’s time for him to have a shot at running this.”…

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iPads For Autism

Westbury, NY – Danny’s Wish, an organization started to raise money for Autism and Autism related spectrum disorders, today announced a new campaign designed to provide iPads to schools catering to the development of autistic children.

link to a group that helps autistic kids

iPads And Autism

I have friends who have children with autism, and therefore articles about autism catch my eye. I am glad that James Kendrick recently blogged about the experience one mom had when she won an iPad and gave it to her autistic son to try. Shannon Rosa wrote in a blog post on BlogHer after giving her son the iPad, “With the iPad, Leo electrifies the air around him with independence and daily new skills.”

Another nice autism article

iHelp for Autism: The iPad opens up new worlds for autistic children

Now, as she sat in her Honda Odyssey in a Redwood City, California, parking lot, about to pick up some tacos for the family, her cellphone rang. It was the school secretary. Rosa had won the raffle.

Alone in her van, she screamed. Then she drove straight to the school to claim her prize: a glistening new iPad.

Ipads and their benefits for autistic kids

iPads May Help Children with Autism Communicate

The iPad was a very popular gift for the holidays this past year, with some experts estimating between 5 and 7 million sold. But the Apple tablet touch-screen computer may be more than just a fun entertainment item. For autistic children, the iPad may also be an effective device for teaching communication and social skills.

Another informative article about the benefits of Ipads to Autistic children:

Talking iPads and Autism With Autism Hangout’s Craig Evans

The affable Craig Evans of Autism Hangout invited me to do an interview about Leo and his iPad just yesterday. We talked about the many ways in which our boy’s beloved iDevice has benefited him, and I got to have a good laugh over concerns about us using the iPad as a “babysitter” for Leo — our child who has always had so much difficulty self-directing his free time until Apple gave him the tools he needed. But what if Leo spends too much free time having fun, instead of being frustrated and needing 1:1 direction? What then?

ipads for autism nice video

10 Revolutionary iPad Apps to Help Autistic Children

Teachers and doctors are using iPads as a tool to reach out to children with Autism or Asperger Syndrome and the results are remarkably great. Autistic children are showing tremendous improvement after playing fun-filled exercises on iPad which is less stressful and more fun for both the teachers and the students. Below is the list of 10 best iPad applications to give Autism a voice.

10 great ipad apps