Ypsilanti boy receives free iPad to help overcome learning disability

YPSILANTI, Mich (WXYZ) - It's a mission from the heart for Gary James. He's going to every state in the country to hand-deliver an iPad to a special needs child.

"If you just give him some paper and said write your name, it would take him a long time," explained James. "If you gave him an iPad with a stylus, he could do it in two seconds." James founded Apps for Children with Special Needs, or A4CSN . The idea is to help teach children with learning disabilities in a way that makes sense to them.

On Friday he delivered an app-loaded iPad to Bradley Wayne Howard in Ypsilanti. The 12-year-old, who is known as Buddy, suffers from the rare Rubenstein Taybi Syndrome, which prevents him from speaking.

Buddy's iPad is one of 80 tablets James will deliver during his journey this month.

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