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April 2012

Hacking Autism and University of Michigan

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!

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