Your chance to win an iPad and beneift autism research

27 Apr

The iPad and autism: it’s a story that has picked up a lot of momentum in the media. One person who has told the story, and told it very well, is Shannon Rosa (of Squidalicious and The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism). Her family won an iPad in a raffle and it has been “a force for good” for her son Leo ever since. Well, Leo has an iPad 2 (which I’m sure he shares with his sisters) and Shannon is passing on the “force for good” through a raffle of her own. She goes into details on her blog in a piece: Leo’s iPad Raffle.

Here are the basic details: $10 per ticket, purchased online for a chance to win a used iPad. This is the iPad used by the Leo in the video Apple produced to commemorate year one of the iPad:

Proceeds to benefit the Autism Science Foundation as a thank you for supporting Shannon’s travel expenses to attend IMFAR this year.

The iPad comes with a number of apps. A list of apps and the terms of the rafflecan be found on the raffle site.

Raffle ends at noon PST on Friday, April 29th, the winner will be announced at 1 PM PST, and will be selected using

7 Responses to “Your chance to win an iPad and beneift autism research”

  1. Stuart Duncan April 27, 2011 at 20:54 #

    I have been wanting to get in on that because I’d love an iPad for my son, but they don’t accept paypal and I don’t have a credit card.

    Oh well, it’s still pretty awesome and I hope it goes very well.

    • Sullivan April 27, 2011 at 21:38 #

      Stuart Duncan,

      no credit card? That’s almost “off the grid” in this day and age.

  2. sharon April 28, 2011 at 00:30 #

    @Stuart, that’s precisely why I have a debit card, not credit. It allows you to make online purchases.

  3. Stuart Duncan April 28, 2011 at 00:57 #

    I know, I’m old school… not the cool type of old school either.
    But I figure not having a credit card keeps me out of trouble. Or I should say, more trouble.

  4. Shannon April 28, 2011 at 03:57 #

    Mr. Duncan, the primary issue is that you live in the land of my people — i.e., outside the U.S. (I hope donors are reading the fine print…)

    I do so wish Crowdrise accepted PayPal!

    Thanks so much for helping to spread the word! We have 20+ apps now, more than $100 worth, to go along with the iPad. Both developers and donors have been so generous.

  5. Stuart Duncan April 28, 2011 at 16:56 #

    Well, I’d have donated despite being in the wrong country, just to for the sake of donating.
    I hope the total keeps going up and up and up!

  6. Shannon April 28, 2011 at 20:37 #

    Fantastic! In that case you can donate to the PayPal-enabled ASF directly at:

    You can leave a note of explanation during checkout, even. 🙂 Thanks, Stuart!

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