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Alex Knoll, the brains and passion behind the Ability App, has taken several giant steps toward realizing his dream this week.

Thursday, the 12-year-old entrepreneur appeared in-person on the Ellen DeGeneres show. He explained his concept of a free, mobile app that people will be able to download and use to find and rate places for 'disability friendliness' and dozens of accessibility features. 

A big barrier for Alex had been funding. But Ellen stood up on her show and wrote out a check to Alex for $25,000!!! Her team also connected him to a group that will help put the app together.

Last summer, Alex and his mom joined Deb Wolfer and I to perform an A4A review of SCRAPS. He really knows his stuff.

Here is a link to the story and video clip from KREM:

http://www.krem.com/entertainment/television/watch-ellen-degeneres-helps-sponsor-n-idaho-kids-app-for-people-with-disabilities/443026147

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