Come meet KASPAR the social robot at Autech 2015

About A call to action to the autism community: Why we must all champion assistive technology by Jane Carolan, Wirral Autistic Society As director of client services for a regional autism charity I’m frequently asked if we can use assistive technology to reduce support hours and costs. But assistive technology isn’t just about cost reduction, […]

Update: NODA to be granted another 3-year federal grant to bring technology to rural areas

Boise, Idaho — It wasn’t long since medical technologies firm Behavior Imaging Solutions announced that— in partnership with several research centers— it was able to come up with a system called Naturalistic Observation Diagnostic Assessment or NODA. Autism first reported this story earlier this year in Research, Clinicians & Smartphones Answer the Call for Families […]

Hidden feature in Apple Watch discovered by deafblind woman

A deafblind woman who was born with Usher’s syndrome, discovered a usually overlooked feature in Apple’s recently released Apple Watch. Molly Watt, who has been a long-time iPhone user, said she ordered her Apple Watch in April, and discovered the smartwatch’s overlooked feature while she was trying to adjust its accessibility features. Molly found that […]

Wirral Autistic Society implements new mobile platform

Brain in Hand – Aware of the possibilities mobile technology can play in personalised autism care, Wirral Autistic Society tested a new cloud-based solution from Brain in Hand, discovering improvements in 100% of the selected participants. Brain in Hand is a cloud-based solution that enables individuals to access a rich set of personalised pre-planned coping […]