(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 15, 2014) - At Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell Township, N.J., they understand just how traumatic a trip to the ER can be for an individual with autism. Staff has undergone months of training to learn how to make the hospital atmosphere a more welcoming and sensory-friendly place for patients on the spectrum.
The hospital’s pediatric department is the first to become autism-friendly then the plan is to expand it to its adult emergency department. A parent focus group was also brought in to refine the program.
(Sept 30, 2014) Autism Speaks, the Orange Foundation, the Pasteur Institute and the Adapta Foundation are hosting the 2nd International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Autism (ITASD) at the Pasteur Institute, in Paris, October 3 and 4. The conference will bring together scientists, care givers, associations and both individuals and families affected by autism.