It’s an early Saturday afternoon at We Care Arts in Kettering, where a drop-in art class for children with autism is coming to an end. While most of the students put the finishing touches on dough sculptures they’ve been making, 10-year-old Makayla Yoakum is focused intently on the screen of an iPad propped on the table in front of her. She smiles as her finger gently traces circles on the iPad surface, expanding and contracting vivid color wheels.
When Makayla’s mom, Dee Yoakum, arrives to pick her up, she is surprised to see Makayla using the iPad so comfortably. “I didn’t know she knew how to use one,” Yoakum said.While art instructor Diane Schwob Zubrick explains the many apps on an iPad that autistic children enjoy
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