Community Foundation Grant Boosts School Tech Project

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Students in the Ripon Area School District are benefiting from iPad technology, and several more students in the region soon will, too, thanks to a project funded in part by a grant from the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation.

The Kiwanis Autism Project aims to provide autistic children throughout Wisconsin with the tablet computers to help them communicate with the world around them. Children in Berlin, Green Lake, Markesan and Ripon public schools are among the first in the state to benefit from this project.

“(One of our students) has shown increased independence within our school routines. Having his own iPad has made him feel important and grown up,” says Michelle Beres, teacher at Ripon’s Barlow Park Elementary School.

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