Using technology to give people with autism a voice.
HP • Autism Speaks • Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation • Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Autism, one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the U.S., affects 1 in 110 children. Many of these people have difficulty communicating and expressing themselves. We believe technology can help. Technology is in no way a cure. In fact, we’re not out to cure autism. Our goal is to help people today, with the knowledge and skills we have.
WE NEED YOUR IDEAS!
Technology has always promised to make our lives better. Finally, it’s actually doing it. Touch technology is giving people with autism a way to communicate and express themselves like never before. It is giving people with autism a voice. Some, for the very first time.
By working together to create touch applications for people with autism, the HP Hackathon is unleashing software’s potential to adapt hardware and advance technology. It’s an invitation for the tech community to unite. It’s an open call for collaboration that will make a real difference in the lives of a growing community.
WHAT IS HACKATHON?
The Hackathon event will bring together Hacking Autism’s Advisory board, experts in Autism, technologist and people on the spectrum. This catalyst event takes the ideas submitted to the Hacking Autism website to a multidisciplinary group to actually create applications for people to use free of charge.
Phil McKinney - HP
Chris Mertens - HP
David Canora - Disney
Jim St. Leger - Intel
Jennifer Leighton - Spaulding Outpatient Center for Children
Kate Grandbois - Spaulding Outpatient Center for Children
Peter Bell - Autism Speaks
Andy Shih - Autism Speaks
Simon Wallace - Autism Speaks
Shannon Kay - May Institute
John Robison - Autism Speaks
On Tuesday September 13, there will be a LIVE Chat with the community and the member of the advisory Board to discuss YOUR ideas! We want to know what you think and to collaborate with you on refining and selecting the best ideas!