About This Wish

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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 17 years old and lives in Newark, NJ

Meet Matthew, a special young man who is affectionately referred to as Matty Matt because of his happy go lucky, lovable personality. Matthew is described as a mild-mannered young man with an infectious smile and docile heart. Matthew communicates his needs by using gestures, touch and sounds. He is also able to communicate using The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Matthew is very energetic and loves to be outdoors. He particularly enjoys playgrounds and amusement parks. His favorite holiday is Independence Day because he loves to watch the fireworks. When indoors, Matthew likes to watch television or educational shows on the iPad.

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! "

Matthew receives the wish from State of New Jersey Office of Adoption Operations

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