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?
Autism Speaks is happy to announce our new Technology Central page. Studies have shown that technology can have a profound impact on individuals with autism, and we want to get the word out to families about how they can take advantage of these exciting technological advances.
George Dvorsky reports on io9.com that today autism and Aspergers Syndrome, have become accepted as a normal part of the human fabric, where people on the spectrum are changing the nature of our society — in many ways, for the better. Even if some people still see autism as a condition that needs to be "treated," it's increasingly obvious that people on the autism spectrum are finding ways to succeed in our neurotypical-based society.
We have heard a great deal of stories from families about the many benefits that individuals with autism have experienced through the use of technology.
Technology Central is designed to provide the autism community with the latest information, tools, and resources so that everyone can benefit from the great strides being made in the world of technology!
Click here for a downloadable PDF.
Posted by Rob Ring, PhD, vice president of translational research for Autism Speaks.
The Center for AAC and Autism
The Center for AAC and Autism is dedicated to building awareness of the power of augmentative and alternative communication to change the lives of children with autism and other developmental disabilities who are challenged by limited spontaneous communication skills