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There are more than 28,000 medical apps. Of these, only a small percentage are FDA-regulated apps designed for use by medical professionals. The number of such professional apps, however, is steadily growing. Check out medical apps you are considering using with your healthcare professional.
Several organizations offer grants and other assistance for individuals who would like to purchase an iPad:
Funding for assistive technology for children can come from your school, Medicaid and private insurance companies or local disability-related organizations and agencies. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires public schools to provide a free and appropriate education and related services, including assistive technology, to meet the unique educational needs of children with disabilities. Medicaid and private insurance companies are increasingly recognizing augmentative / alternative communication devices as medically necessary forms of durable medical equipment. Unfortunately, there is often not a clear answer on who should pay, and obtaining funding usually requires patience and creativity.
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