A New York Times article written by Judith Newman about the relationship between her 13-year-old son with autism, Gus and Apple's iPhone digital assistant Siri.
(October 17, 2014) -- A tech startup called SPEAK MODalities received top honors at the 2014 International GAIN-TEN Business Pitch Challenge this week for commercializing an iPad app that helps children who are nonverbal communicate.
(October 18, 2014) - On Saturday, the Autism Speaks Chicagoland Chapter hosted their 2nd annual Early Access to Care one-day screening event in the south side of Chicago. The volunteer driven event was led by Chapter Board Chair Laurie Chern and sponsored by Deb and Ahmad Islam, founders of Gabriel’s Horn.
(October 17, 2014) - Autism Speaks is currently accepting entries for our annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks t-shirt artwork contest. Winning concept artwork will be used on the 2015 Walk Now for Autism Speaks participant T-shirts and select promotional and recognition items to convey the energy, purpose, and passion of Walk Now for Autism Speaks and the more than 400,000 people who raise funds and walk for change.
October 17, 2014 – Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the recipients of the newest round of Family Services Community Grants!
(October 16, 2014) – Technology Review reported on how well adults with autism adapt to computer-based communication and calls for further scientific research.
The article states that the lack of body language involved in computer messaging along with a controlled environment allows adults with autism to interact better and build more relationships.
(October 15, 2014) -- Autism Speaks was excited to partner with JetBlue Airways to host three Blue Horizons events this week in Sacramento, San Diego and Santiago, Dominican Republic!
Blue Horizons for Autism provides families in the autism community with the opportunity to practice the full air travel experience in a realistic and fun setting. All three events were a huge success!