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April 11, 2017 > Technology donation benefits special needs students

Technology donation benefits special needs students

Submitted By Jessica Pincilotti

We are pleased to announce that for the third year, Autism Yesterday and Today is giving back to the community. Our 2016 donation of technology for special education was made on January 30, 2017 at Allen at Steinbeck Elementary School in San Jose.

We are very proud to have been able to provide a donation of 12 mini iPads, 12 protective cases for the mini iPads, one iPad for the teacher and a protective case, a digital camera, memory for the camera, a color printer, 12 Osmo technology learning software, and insurance for two years for all the equipment, for an approximate cost of $8,000.

Autism Yesterday and Today made a second donation to the Young Adult Program (YAP) at the Calaveras Adult School in Fremont. We donated one Mac desktop computer to make job searching easier for these very special young adults. With this new computer, they will be able to do their resumes and apply for employment online. The cost of this computer is approximately $1,500.

The purpose of Autism Yesterday and Today (501c non-profit foundation) is to collect funds to provide computers and technology for the special needs classes in our public school system. We want to give these classes an equal opportunity to learn and make the most of their learning potential. With everyoneÕs donations we can provide special education classrooms with the latest technology to help kids have a better chance with their education and bring out the best in each one.

We would like to thank everyone who helped us make this yearÕs donation possible; without help it would be impossible for us to be able to provide this great opportunity for these kids. Anyone interested in donating, sponsoring, or getting involved as a volunteer, please contact Franco at or call (510) 299-2863. To learn more about Autism Yesterday and Today, visit

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