Melissa Winter, a mom and founder of The Puzzling Piece, recently e-mailed me and asked if I would spread the word about their new iPad Challenge. I felt that it would benefit many of you, so I agreed – The Puzzling Piece is giving people the chance to win a free iPad for a child with autism – all they have to do is put a little work into it!
The Puzzling Piece started as a school fundraiser, when Melissa decided to make glass puzzle piece necklaces for her son Max’s special education school. (He is six years old and has autism – Melissa also has a three year old son.) They were a hit, and the mom loved making the jewelry pieces, so she turned a budding idea into a flourishing business. The Puzzling Piece now sells glass necklaces, metal bracelets, and more online. If you’d like to check out their products, jump on over to The Puzzling Piece.
The iPad Challenge was an idea that sprouted from Max’s experience with an iPad: Melissa claims that it opened doors for him that had never been opened before. This is what we here at Autism Plugged In strive to do by giving you reviews of the best apps for these children on the spectrum, but we realize that many of our readers are not in the financial position to go out and buy an iPad. The iPad challenge gives you the chance to get an iPad for free, but requires that you sell The Puzzling Piece merchandise. If you can sell 60 products, which shouldn’t be too difficult if you ask around, you will be sent a BRAND NEW iPAD FOR YOUR CHILD WHO HAS AUTISM! If you’re interested, jump on over to The Puzzling Piece’s iPad Challenge.