About This Wish

$500
The cost of the wish includes the item, 2.9% credit card fee, sales tax and shipping charges (when applicable).
NEEDED BY 03/01 BIRTHDAY WISH

iPad for Matthew who is learning to communicate with assistive technology

Posted Feb 27, 2019
Matthew is an amazing and vibrant child. Although he is non-verbal, he has no lack of feelings and expressions that he currently shares using gestures and sign language. He is working with his therapists to communicate using assitive technology on an iPad. Having his very own iPad would give Matthew infinite resources and support during this learning process!

Matthew is 16 years old and lives in Newark, NJ

Easy-going and mild-mannered are two of the best ways to describe Matthew. He has the most infectious smile and laughs often and is truly adored by everyone who knows him! Matthew communicates mostly through gestures and sign language and is currently learning how to use the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) via the iPad. His inability to communicate with spoken words does not hinder Matthew – he is an active and happy participant in the world around him! Music delights Matthew and he loves to dance and imitate drum beats with his hands. He enjoys outings in the community and especially loves the summer months, if he had his way Matthew would spend the whole summer visiting theme parks and arcades. Memorial Day and Independence Day are fun holidays for Matthew as he loves to see fireworks! Matthew is a well-behaved young man and follows directions easily and without complaint. Matthew is affectionate and loving. When he kisses you on the cheek and cuddles in your lap, it is sure to melt your heart.

The Wish Story

State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families requests this wish for Matthew.

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Amy grants the wish for Matthew! Thanks Amy.

"we hope this helps Matthew. "

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families for Matthew.

Carla sent an update on the wish for Matthew.

"Amy, thank you for your kindness. The iPad is going to positively impact his life. THANK YOU! "

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