A friend of the family gave Jayden an old iPhone a while back.  It doesn’t have any service but will still hit the WiFi & allow him to play games & text me. The majority of the time it’s use to play minecraft, watch minecraft videos on YouTube, play games(like minecraft), & he also watches videos (about minecraft).  While having some friends over for dinner a few nights ago someone was talking about scrabble & I got the idea to play Words With Friends with Jayden. I now realize that it was the wrong choice for several reasons.    
  • Thanks to my less than sterling Oklahoma education coupled with the worlds biggest crutch called an iPhone with Siri my spelling skills…..are lacking.
  • I’m, what the word for it? Lazy! If after he plays a word I don’t play a word & I’m at home, he will be standing in front of me with a “Come On Dude!” look on his face waiting on me to take my turn.
  • I’m just immature enough that I can’t help put play dirty words so the fact that I’m playing a 10 year old means I can’t….that cuts my word bank in half!!
  • I feel the need to cheat if a 10 year old starts to get the upper hand on me. Don’t judge me 🙂
  • I know me, in reviewing my track record, if it can be corrupted then I’m the guy who is going to do it! (i.e. Gambling on candyland! Okay…you can judge me for that one!)
Whats worse than gambling on candyland? I was playing a 5 & 7 year old…..& I cheated! I know, I should be ashamed, but its like a jungle in this house sometimes! Kill or be killed!

Okay, the apps we use are for fun or study but I recently got an email from the awesome folks that created an app for non-verbal kids with autism called Voice4u. Not only is it great for these kids but I could see how it could be used on a variety of others. People who have communication problems due to a stroke, traumatic brain injury as well as the therapists, teachers, and parents that want to bridge the communication gap with them. I checked it out, did a bit of research, & watched some videos. It’s a pretty awesome concept! You can create as many as icons you’d like with your own pictures and voice so the flexibility is key. Another key feature that I like is the fact that it’s out for Apple & Android so either way your covered.
You can check out all the awesomeness over on their site at www.Voice4uaac.com to view a wealth of info! The app runs $59.99 in the app store & it has great reviews. It’s on sale in 43 different countries & comes in English or Japanese. The best part of this whole thing? The team at Voice4u not only gave me the okay to give away their app for free but they gave me the green light to give FIVE away!! That’s like $300 I’m giving out man, that’s awesome! I’m not leaving twitter & instagram out this time so there are a couple of ways to win!
  •  Just head over to my Facebook Page & share the graphic of Jayden & Annie to be entered to win one of the 5 free downloads of Voice4u!
  • On Twitter just share this post or retweet me about it. (Don’t forget to tag @aspieadventures in it so I know you retweeted!)
  • On Instagram you can share this graphic by either saving it & sharing it on your instagram or any creative way you would like (again, don’t forget to tag me @adventuresinasperger so I know you shared)
On Friday I will take a look through all the shares on social media & pick 5 winners! Then Voice4u will email you a promo code! If you know someone who could be helped by this app please share or tell them about it. My kids are verbal, I would say at times they are to flippin’ verbal, I can’t imagine how hard it is for you all out there with bigger communication problems than we have. I get frustrated & distressed for both my special needs kids when they have problems communicating. Sometimes both Jayden & Zion have trouble getting the words out or formulating thoughts. I can’t imagine what you all struggle with!