Video: Digicel Donate To Tomorrow’s Voices

April 30, 2014

Digicel Bermuda has donated six iPad tablets to the charity Tomorrow’s Voices, Bermuda Autism Early Intervention Centre in honour of Autism Awareness Month.

Tomorrow’s Voices, which opened in October 2007, is designed to assist children between the ages of 2 and 21 who are diagnosed with autism or are on the autism spectrum.

Autism is characterized by severe and pervasive impairment in several areas of development: reciprocal social interaction skills, communication skills, or the presence of stereotyped [repetitive] behaviour, interests, and activities.

Digicel Tomorrows Voices Bermuda, April 30 2014-1

Children attending Tomorrow’s Voices are taught critical language skills, functional activities, socialization, initiation/spontaneity and generalization of mastered concepts/skills.

“Digicel has supported Tomorrow’s Voices for several years and we are pleased to continue this relationship,” states Digicel Bermuda CEO, Wayne Caines.

Shane McDonnell, Sales Director of Digicel Bermuda adds, “Researchers are learning more about autism on an ongoing basis and it is incredible to see how technology can assist these children.”

Tomorrow’s Voices Co-Founder and Board Chair, Thea Furbert said, “Tablets like the iPad have benefits for autistic children who may find it easier to interact with a predictable tablet interface using touch and images.

“Tablets can be very useful tools in encouraging communication, motor and cognitive skills. Some studies have shown that certain apps can be instructive for autistic children, assisting them to visualize tasks and learn how to perform these tasks in real life. We are very grateful to Digicel for their generous donation and we are excited to see the benefits to the children.”

For more information about Tomorrow’s Voices, please visit www.tomorrowsvoices.bm.

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  1. Inquiring Mind says:

    Congrats Tomorrow’s Voices and thank you to Digicel Bermuda for their generosity.