Minecraft Welcomes Autistic Players Through AutCraft

Minecraft, the highly popular game that involves building virtual worlds  and is described as “a game about breaking and placing blocks“. Often the comparison to “LEGO® but of course it is so much more.  There are even Mindcraft players who have become “celebrities”. Autism Blogger Stuart Duncan, a parent of an autistic son and enthusiast of Minecraft […]

S.B. Linton’s “Teens With Autism” Book Review

Author S. B. Linton is renowned for writing writing books with the intention of helping children with autism in the through an array of lesson ideas and activities for the classroom and home environment. Linton’s most recent book, Teens with Autism: Apps, Ideas for Lessons, & Common Core Reading Connections for Teens and Young Adults […]

Autistic Children feel comfortable interacting Socially with their Peers through Tablets like Transformer Pad Infinity

The onset of digital tablets like the Transformer Pad Infinity and their touch screen technology has allowed parents, teachers and several kinds of therapists to treat children with autism and other mental disability differently. For example, now they can change the break time or a snack time into a teaching session. Children who are autistic are now […]

Vodafone seek to recruit Autistic individuals

Vodafone has become the largest company in Europe to actively seek out individuals with high functioning Autistic spectrum disorders due to adeptness in blue sky thinking and understanding code. IT companies have long been reaping the benefits of selecting candidates who have high functioning autism because the condition itself promotes ‘outside the box’ and original […]

Twitter ‘Report Abuse’ button not good enough according to Autism Anti-Bullying campaigner

Social networking site Twitter has announced that it will install a ‘report abuse button’ after alleged rape threats were received by a feminist campaigner earlier this week. For many people with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Social networking sites are an invaluable form of social interaction, which can be very difficult in real life, […]

Quick Trainer Device Shows Potential for Toilet Training Children with Autism

A new toilet training device developed by researchers at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York shows potential in reducing the time it takes to toilet train children with autism. Called Quick Trainer, the device consists of a disposable, self-adhesive pad with a built-in sensor, an iPod, and a reusable Bluetooth transmitter. The child […]

Google Nexus 7 by Asus: Is this a Good Choice for your Autistic Child?

A study done at the University of Canterbury has revealed that tablets are able to help autistic children in communicating better. There were several children that were observed during this study and one of them, Angus, was able to write his name for the first time. Angus, a seven year old from Omihi in Northern […]

Could Google Glass benefit those on the Autism spectrum?

The wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display, known as Google Glass, is currently being researched and developed by Google X. This new technology can be described as a hands-free smartphone that has the ability to work with the internet via voice commands. The only available version of Google Glass at the moment is the […]

Hackathon aimed at all those on the Autism Spectrum a Success

This past weekend a major Autism Hackathon took place in San Francisco, CA.  At least 135 developers, as well as designers and experts of autism came together to focus on programming applications that would help autistic adults who are verging on exciting turning points in life – career, romance, living away from home.  Each of […]

Project Lifesaver Helps Bring Loved Ones Home

On Sunday in New Zealand, Eamon Smith was reported missing by his family about 4.30pm. He was successfully located by neighbours who were aware of the disappearance. This was not the first time Eamon who is autistic had gone wandering. Both a jet boat and helicopter were used to cover every square foot of the area. […]