These 6 Great iPad Cases for Kids With Autism are the perfect way to justify putting a piece of technology worth hundreds of dollars into the hands of a child. I’m sure that I don’t need to tell you, but as a reminder: iPads and other electronic devices can easily be dropped by anyone … accidents do happen! So, for most parents of children with special needs, these iPad cases are a must.
The iPad and all of the apps featured here on Autism Plugged In won’t do your child any good if the device gets broken from an accidental drop.
Check out these protective cases, and then pick one – you’ll be glad you did.
Griffin Survivor iPad Cases For Kids
The Griffin Survivor iPad 2 Case is perfect for kids with on the spectrum because it turns your iPad into an indestructible piece of machinery. The company recently did a PR stunt where they started playing a movie on an iPad, dropped it from space, and showed that the iPad still worked after the fall. That’s pretty impressive. (Unless you understand the concept of terminal velocity, which makes it less impressive.)
The point is, you won’t have to worry about your iPad breaking with this baby covering your device. Griffin Survivor iPad Case is available at Amazon.
Details from Griffin:
Survivor is built on a shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame clad in rugged, shock absorbing silicone. A built-in screen protector seals your Multi-Touch display from the outside environment, while hinged plugs seal the dock connector, camera lens, headphone port, hold switch and volume controls. The included stand clips on, then folds open for landscape viewing and typing.
Big Grips iPad Case For Children
The Big Grips iPad Case isn’t as protective as some cases, but it’s sure kid-friendly enough for most. The thick, squishy outside cover helps with shock absorbance and with the comfort of holding the device. You can even buy an additional Big Grips Stand to go with your case – the case is $35, and you can get the stand and the case for $50. The developer offers discounts to educators! Big Grips is available at Amazon.
Description from KEM Ventures:
Yep. Squishy. As in soft, squishy, easy to grab foam. That means fewer slips, drops, and tumbles—and plenty of cushion just in case.
iBallz iPad Case For Kids With Autism
The iBallz iPad Case is a unique take on iPad protection – instead of protecting just from falls at certain angles, iBallz protects you from everything. Spills, drops at an angle, drops with the screen down, you name it, and iBallz protects against it. The iBallz are just $20.
More from its maker, Friendly Integration:
iBallz Original is a shock-absorbing harness for Apple iPad (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation). Four shock-absorbing balls fit over the corners of your iPad and are held in place by an adjustable elastic cord.
Otterbox iPad Defender Case
The OtterBox brand name is automatically associated with being indestructible. I’ve seen OtterBox cases shot with machine guns on YouTube and still work, so if your kid can break an iPad in one of these, he’s extremely strong. We’re talking dangerously strong – Superman style. This military-grade case is $90. Otterbox Defender iPad cases are available at Amazon.
The Defender Series new iPad case is built with a high-impact inner polycarbonate shell that includes a built-in foam interior that provides additional shock absorption and protects the back of your new iPad from scratches. The rugged silicone skin absorbs the impact from bumps and shocks while the textured exterior provides for added grip. The built-in screen protector prevents scratches, smudges and fingerprints from getting on your high-resolution screen.
iGuy iPad Case For Children With Special Needs
Not only is iGuy an adorable iPad case, he’s not too expensive and is able to protect your iPad very well. Kids can drop him, throw him, or place nice with him, and chances are your iPad will be fine. This case is just $40, cheaper than some of the other more military-grade cases on this list. Another nice choice in the iPad cases for kids list!
Speck Products Says:
Meet iGuy – the freestanding foam case for the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPad original. Every bit as protective as he is a blast to use, iGuy is the perfect iPad accessory for kids and grownups alike. He’s lightweight, easy to hold, and he can stand on his own two feet, even while holding up your iPad. He may look like he’s all about fun, but his soft, squishy body disguises tough EVA foam protection. iGuy will help you feel more secure as you hand your iPad over to your baby or small child!
Gumdrop Tech Series iPad Case is Tough Enough For Kids
The Gumdrop Tech Series iPad Case is another cleverly designed iPad case that is very difficult to break. It’s easy to hold because of the rubber bumpers on the back, which also give it added shock absorption. A nice feature to this case is the ability to replace the screen protector. This high quality case can be had for around $60.
According to Gumdrop:
If you’re looking for the most rugged, durable yet ultimately affordable protection for the new iPad, you found it in the Drop Tech Series Case for the new iPad 3. Shock absorption, drop protection, extreme ruggedness and hard-core readiness for all adventures, the Drop Tech Series Case for the new iPad 3 specifically conforms to the shape of the new iPad and offers multiple layers of protection. This new iPad 3 case features a uniquely replaceable, snap-on integrated screen for maximum protection.