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Technology that Uses Disney and Pixar to Educate Kids with Autism

Technology can help children with autism and language disorders communicate with the world around them
August 19, 2013

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.

Dad creates app to tackle autism

August 09, 2013


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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Developers dive in to create a wealth of autism apps

May 02, 2013

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. 

SAP Roundtable on Autism and Special Needs

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Tue, 2013-04-23 17:00
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Tue, 2013-04-23 09:00
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In honor of Autism Awareness Month, SAP is proud to host a special event focusing on Autism and Special Needs, Tuesday April 23rd at 5:30 on the Palo Alto Campus. The event will feature a distinguished panel of experts from leading research, advocacy and support organizations.

I Want to Say

I Want to Say is a 27-minute documentary short, produced by Goodby Silverstein & Partners and production company Bodega, that tells the story of how assistive technology can help to unlock the voices of children with autism through technology.

Hacking Autism

When touch-enabled computing was introduced to the world, no one could have anticipated that this technology might help open up a new world of communication, learning and social possibilities for autistic children. Yet it has.

Hacking Autism is a story of technology and hope and the difference it's making in the lives of some people who need it most.

Hacking Autism seeks to facilitate and accelerate technology-based ideas to help give those with autism a voice.

Autism Speaks and AT&T Launch Hackathon

January 22, 2013

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.