Autism Speaks and AT&T hosted an app idea submission contest earlier this year to crowdsource the most empowering and helpful app ideas for the autism community.
Animated Language Learning, an Ireland-based company, is developing technology that uses Disney and Pixar movies to help educate children with autism and other language learning disorders.
Edna Dodd, founder and CEO of Animated Language Learning, was inspired to create this technology by his two sons affected by autism, Eoin and Conor. Their goal is to improve the lives of people with autism and to help them communicate with the world around them.
Ian Jones, who started designing computer games when he was fifteen years old, has now launched a pioneering reading application for Apple’s popular iPad that aims to help parents and teachers of autistic or dyslexic children or those with learning difficulties. His daughter Nieve, who has autism, inspired him to create this app.
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Twilio and Autism Speaks are partnering up to host a 24 hour hackathon at the new Twilio HQ!
For individuals with autism some new technologies are inhancing their lives through improving communication and enhancing the ability to learn. For these reasons, parents, therapists, and developers have come together at hackathons to create prototypes of apps to help reach people with autism.
Andy Shih, Senior Vice President for Scientific Affairs at Autism Speaks, has helped organize a "hacking autism" event in San Francisco with cosponsor AT&T Inc. that drew 135 developers.
Autism Speaks and AT&T are hosting an app idea submission contest to crowdsource the most empowering and helpful app ideas for the autism community. We know that technology offers important and exciting ways to unlock and enable the untapped potential in the thousands of people on the autism spectrum. We want to hear from the community about the tools that can make a real difference.
Please join Autism Speaks for a webinar hosted by Kate Grandbois, MS, CCC-SLP, to learn about the different technologies that can help people with autism and how to request a Technology Assessment.
Below are some of the questions Kate plans to cover during her presentation:
—What is Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), and who benefits from AAC?
—What is the ultimate goal for AAC users?
—How will using AAC have an impact on other areas of development?