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Jan Ziff has over 30 years in broadcasting - with an audience of over 120 million listeners. She creates, produces and hosts Sound*Bytes, an award winning computer radio show heard nationally and internationally on CBS News, now in its 22nd year of continuous broadcast. Jan is fascinated by technology and how it helps people in their daily lives.  She and her husband live between hither and yon with a motley crew of dogs!

Join us for Autism Speaks new Technology and Autism Webinar Series. Each webinar will offer a technology topic presented by experts that is targeted toward a family–friendly audience. The 2012 series runs from October through December, and will begin again in January 2013. Each webinar will allow time for questions and answers sessions. Webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing. The series is free and open to all.

Technology and Autism Webinar Series Highlights:

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Want a new way to help spread the word about the Walk?  Well now you can with the new custom iPhone and Android application!  Locate our new Walk Now for Autism Speaks mobile application through iTunes or the Android store.  Just follow a couple of easy steps to start fundraising through your SmartPhone:

·     Go to the App store and search for Walk Now (it’s free!)

·     Click on Install the application.

This post is written by Richard Ellenson, founder and President of Panther Technology.

In 1997, my son was born with magic, wonder, kindness, and disabilities. In those years, I have had so many experiences – among them helping to start a school program in New York City and also creating the Tango, an AAC Device which many consider to have helped create new innovative energy in the world of Speech Generating Devices.

Today’s “Got Questions” answer comes from Andy Shih, Ph.D., Autism Speaks vice president for scientific affairs.

How helpful are smartphone apps for children or adults with autism?

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community.

This is a guest blog post from Marc Sirkin, Autism Speaks VP Social Marketing and Online Fundraising.

I first found out about David Chesney's software engineering class at dinner with Donald Brinkman from Microsoft. We were talking about different ways technology is impacting autism, and introduced us via e-mail. I was intrigued by the idea of students spending an entire semester, hacking and developing games for autism therapies using Microsoft Kinect devices. As a geek, this was just too good to be true!