We’re here because of Keeley
Keeley’s Cause provides iPads for children diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual disabilities. The cause was established by Keeley and her mother Sharon after seeing firsthand the benefits technology can bring to children with Autism and Intellectual disabilities.
Not wanting to see another child pushed through the education system without the necessary technology to succeed, Keeley’s Cause was born.
“Keeley has struggled with paper-based classroom work and tests all her life. Put that same test or classroom exercise on an iPad and she does 100% better.”
Our Story & Mission
We don’t want to see another child pushed through the education system without the necessary technology to succeed.
Can’t children get iPads through their school?
Absolutely. If your child is diagnosed with Autism or an Intellectual disability, you may have access to an iPad through their school.
However, that’s where it stops. The iPads remain at school and are often shared around the classroom. That means learning stops when the child goes home.
That’s what happened with Keeley, who would have benefited immensely from continuing her learning and having access to the same resources at home.
What about the NDIS?
While NDIS funding is available for applications and software specially designed to benefit children with Autism and Intellectual disabilities.
Depending on your funding agreement, you may or may be able to purchase an iPad. During your application with us, we will request your NDIS number.
For some families, purchasing the latest iPad may not be within the family budget, and that’s where Keeley’s Cause can help. Families who meet the criteria can apply for an iPad through Keeley’s Cause.