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New technologies for autism
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New technologies for autism

Using technology is not a new concept for many autistic children. Apps on smart phones, voice recognition software, books on tape, and special pencil grips are all used widely today by autistic children and adults. Now there are several new developments in bot...
Olley Edwards – Thoughts on ‘Look At Me’ the interactive camera app for children with autism
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Olley Edwards – Thoughts on ‘Look At Me’ the interactive camera app for children with autism

Look At Me - In December Samsung launched its Look At Me interactive camera app, 'designed to create a shared community to connect families with similar experiences. This project hopes to facilitate meaningful connections between parents, caregivers, and t...
Look At Me – My view is that we do not need this app for children with Autism
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Look At Me – My view is that we do not need this app for children with Autism

Back in December, Samsung launched ‘Look at Me’ the interactive camera app for children with autism. More can be read on their website here. We also covered this story, and again this can be read here. The Samsung website states: “[The Look at Me Project i...
Press Release – Virginia Tech scientists developing two-minute test for autism spectrum disorder
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Press Release – Virginia Tech scientists developing two-minute test for autism spectrum disorder

ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 15, 2015 – Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed a brain-imaging technique that may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes. This test, while far from being used as the ...
Google halts sales on Google Glass – what does it mean to the special needs community?
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Google halts sales on Google Glass – what does it mean to the special needs community?

The Wall Street Journal was first to report Google Inc. is halting individual sales of its wearable Glass yesterday.  This was quickly followed by others, especially technology reporters. The product, Google Glass, while first talked about and unveiled bac...
Autism Job Challenge Addressed Head-On by Exceptional Minds’ Expanded Work Readiness Program
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Autism Job Challenge Addressed Head-On by Exceptional Minds’ Expanded Work Readiness Program

PRESS RELEASE, Sherman Oaks, California - Digital arts vocational school expands work readiness program to improve job retention for young adults with autism. Like many young adults on the autism spectrum, most of the students at Exceptional Minds digital a...