3,000 tablets for autistic children in Quebec

To meet the needs of the more than 8,000 children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and who attend specialized classes in the Quebec public school system, the Justine and Florence Foundation is launching a distinctive fundraising campaign that relies on solidarity, technology and creativity, in order to provide them with 3,000 electronic tablets.

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To meet the needs of the more than 8,000 children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and who attend specialized classes in the Quebec public school system, the Justine and Florence Foundation is launching a distinctive fundraising campaign that relies on solidarity, technology and creativity, in order to provide them with 3,000 electronic tablets.

“Autistic children, like Justine and Florence, want to live, learn and discover on the Internet. The electronic tablet and the dedicated applications form a remarkable learning tool for these young people in the specialized classes they attend. Unfortunately, the vast majority of specialized classes do not have one, ”says Catherine Chevrette, mother of Justine, co-founder and president of the Justine and Florence foundation.

Create your avatar!
The countryside We are more than 8,000 aims to reach as many people as possible, from all age groups and from all backgrounds, throughout Quebec, by offering them the opportunity to create their own avatar thanks to an original and fun application, available exclusively on the website of the Justine and Florence Foundation (www.unetabletteunsourire.com). As of April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, children with autism like everyone else will be delighted to discover this unique application, which offers endless possibilities, is attractive and easy to use. Once created, each person is invited to position their avatar in the various social media that they frequent, in particular on Facebook, to demonstrate their solidarity and support for children with autism and the objectives of the Justine and Florence Foundation. The application is accessible with a donation of 10 $.

A touching video
The Justine and Florence Foundation would like to thank the students of the secondary 1 class, theater option, of André-Laurendeau secondary school of the Marie-Victorin School Board, in Saint-Hubert, as well as their teacher and the administration, who generously gave participated in the production of a promotional video for the campaign We are more than 8,000 and raising awareness of the needs of children with autism. This video, which can be viewed on the Foundation's website as well as on Youtube, is creative, fun and informative at the same time.

The Justine and Florence Foundation wants to offer two tablets to all the specialized classes for autistic children (ASD) in the public school network in order to offer these children the best conditions to learn and to develop as individuals. In total, the Foundation wishes to enable the schools concerned to acquire, within 5 years, 3,000 tablets with suitable applications.

 

 

 

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