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Police Officer Donates iPads to Children with Autism

February 20, 2015

A Philadelphia police officer is receiving praise in his local community after raising nearly $8,000 to help purchase iPads for 36 children with autism in the Philadelphia School District. Officer Sammy Sanchez, who has a son on the spectrum, wanted to make an impact on individuals with autism and help see them progress.

The iPads were given to these children on Thursday. Officer Sanchez hopes that he will be able to fundraise even more towards the cause in the future. You can watch the video via the link here

You can read more on this story on WPVI-TV here

Autism Speaks has donated almost 3,000 iPads over the last three years to financially disadvantaged individuals with autism of all ages around the country. Sign up for our Community Connections newsletter here to hear about the next round of applications later this year!