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Last year, the Celgene Corporation donated over 300 gently used iPads to Autism Speaks. As our focus on adult services continues to grow, we decided to donate the iPads to programs serving adults with autism. We sent the iPads to our field offices around the country to distribute them in person to organizations in their local communities.

Ann Gibbons, known locally as Philip’s mom, is Autism Speaks’ Senior Regional Director for the Southeast. She writes us from her office in Washington, DC.

In October, I received an email from Stephen Niman at 11th Hour Search, Inc., a veteran-owned small business in northern Virginia. Stephen and his colleagues had purchased and gift-wrapped 18 iPads. He asked me if he could drop them off at my office so I could re-distribute them to autistic children in the military families living and working in northern Virginia.