Technology and Autism

We have gathered the latest information and resources involving assistive technology and autism so that everyone can benefit from the great strides being made and find what works best for their individual needs.

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology can be used to support and enhance communication for people with autism, regardless of speech ability.

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a specific type of assistive technology that can benefit people with autism of all ages by promoting independence, expanding communication, and increasing social interactions.

Learn about your rights to access assistive technology.


Resources to teach you how to use technology most effectively.
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Follow this roadmap to learn how to use assistive technology devices for communication.
Advice from experts on making the best use of technology.
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Learn how to use these devices as behavioral aids

Ask the Experts: Communication Devices

In the following posts, experts answer common questions from parents about the use of devices to help their child communicate.

There's no doubt that technology can make a profound difference in the lives of people with autism.

Need personalized support?

Our Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families, and caretakers to information, tools, and resources.

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