A new friend of SLC, Melissa Archer, donated her time June 20th to train the residents to use iPad devices to assist with communication and promote learning. Melissa is the founder of, Jasmynn’s Voice, an organization committed to putting assistive learning devices into the hands of children with Autism. Luckily SLC was prepared to begin training with several iPads – purchased through a grant from Toyota TIMA. Using these devices, Archer was able to hit the ground running with her expansive knowledge of appropriate programs for persons with I/DD. She and the current social work intern taught small groups of residents how to use the devices and applications. We plan to continue to engage the residents with this technology. To that end, SLC is asking for donations of iTunes gift cards to defer the cost of some of the more specialized apps. They can be mailed or dropped off to: SLC, Attn: Liz Aslin, 16195 Old US 12, Chelsea, MI 48118.