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Autism Speaks and Google share vision of using innovation and technology to achieve the miraculous
March 05, 2014

 

 

John Lyman, head of partnerships for Google for Entrepreneurs, delivered the Day 1 keynote address at Autism Speaks 2014 Autism Investment Conference, in San Francisco, March 4. "Let me describe how Google thinks about new services and products," he said....

August 28, 2013

A reporter shares his experiences visiting Sension, a company based in the Menlo Park offices of Highland Capital for the summer. Sension is among a handful of businesses making strides in emotion-recognition technology. The tools can analyze facial expressions and vocal patterns for signs of specific emotions: Happiness, sadness, anger, frustration and more.

"Last week, I stood in the cramped office of a Sand Hill Road venture capital firm, staring through Google Glass eyewear at an 18-year-old with a blank expression.

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.

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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July 21, 2013

Dozens of developers, designers and digital innovators came together at the Hacking Autism Twilio Hackathon in San Francisco over the weekend. The 24-hour event kicked off Saturday morning as teams formed to create applications to address 5 key areas of need in the autism community: employment, post-secondary education, dating, roommates and social behaviors.

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. 

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.