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Here is an ongoing collection with short descriptions of current articles, news stories, and weblogs focusing on using apps with young children:

Parents share their success stories, and some concerns, about using the iPad with their toddlers while professionals offer reasons for its developemental appropriateness:
Baute, N. (2010, June 17). Is iPad the next big toy for toddlers? Parentcentral.ca. Retrieved from http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/articlePrint/824100

"For Autistic children, the new iPad is an effective, portable device for teaching communication and social skills. It's also way cool":
Harrell, A. (2010, August 11). iHelp for Autism. San Francisco Weekly. Retrieved from http://www.sfweekly.com/content/printVersion/2090215

"Apple is highlighting a growing number of apps catering to individuals with special needs with a featured special education section in its App store":
Heasley, S. (2010, October 26). Apple Puts Spotlight on Disability Offerings in App Store. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2010/10/26/sped-app-store/10918/print/

A key article that described the benefit of using the iPad as a communication device for children with special needs, especially for speech and language disorders:
Valentino-Devries, J. (2010, October 13). Using the iPad to Connect. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703440004575547971877769154.html

iPads and Autism: A whole web page of links to great interviews and useful articles:
http://www.squidalicious.com/p/on-ipads.html