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'Taking Autism To The Skies' Project Gives Kids a Fresh Perspective

September 17, 2013

The following is excerpted from the Huffington Post.

While working as a sales executive in the mapping and surveying industry, Paul Braun saw the possibility to help his son -- a 10-year-old with autism -- view the world in a new way. 

Braun created “Take Autism To The Sky, a program that would allow kids like his son to experience a different perspective in their very own “drone club”.

The idea came into fruition on Kickstarter where people were able to donate to help fund the project. 

Back in March, TATTS exceeded it's funding goal of $2,600. Since then, the materials were purchased and the project has begun. 

According to the TATTS blog, the kids have been at work using simulators, building hexarators (helicopter’s with GPS devices, video and flight planning software), and flying and recording their devices' missions.

"We want our kids to grasp that what they see may not be what others see, and we will convey what is a very nuanced social skill through a concrete, fun experience," Paul told

TATTS released five kid-made and self-titled videos showing off recorded "perspectives" of their learning experiences.

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