Luke is a 12-year-old who has autism and speech impairment. He is also nonverbal. Even though he cannot speak, he is able to communicate with the aid of an iPad and an app called Proloquo2Go. This app allows Luke to communicate his needs through the use of symbols. Luke had been using the program at home and in therapy, but needed to replace his iPad and repurchase the app.

Insurance wouldn’t cover the cost of a new iPad, a case, and Proloquo2Go. However, HCCI stepped in and purchased the iPad and Proloquo2Go for Luke, and now he can continue to communicate with his family and others.

If you’re looking for a way to help children like Luke, consider becoming an HCCI volunteer.