Students with autism and other special needs are part of their school's pilot program to use iPad tablet computers as educational tools. Researchers will study the program to determine the effectiveness of the device for fostering a link between learning in the classroom and at home. "Sometimes what we see in one setting can't transfer to another. This brings pieces of our kids' world together that is very fragmented without this kind of technology," parent Lisa Weissbach-Efrat said.

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