Autism Resources in Fiction and Technology

I grew up with the Baby-Sitters Club; I loved the books, the films, everything about the series.  (I can’t believe it’s already been fifteen years since the “Baby-Sitters Club” held their last meeting!)  I haven’t heard about the series for a while, but yesterday I read a headline titled: “‘Baby-Sitters Club’ author Ann M. Martin’s […]

Top 7 features for the visually impaired in iOS 8

In Apple’s recent update, iOS 8, the company increased its accessibility with its addition of several new features for individuals with disabilities.  A while back, I covered potential accessibility features in a previous blog on iOS 8, but now that the update is finally available I felt it necessary to highlight the new features that may benefit individuals specifically […]

SPEAKall!® application for iPad

Many companies offer several augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices to help individuals with autism spectrum and developmental disorders.  However, with the increased use and versatility of tablets, the demand for downloadable AAC applications has elevated.  Individuals at Purdue University have created an app called SPEAKall!® which can be downloaded from the App Store to one’s iPad. This app was specifically designed to […]

InterAACt with DynaVox Products

DynaVox is a leading provider for augmentative and alternative communication products and speech generating devices for individuals with a multitude of disabilities worldwide.  Their products are constructed with each consumer’s unique communication needs in mind.  They have products specifically for individuals with cerebral palsy, ALS, autism, stroke/aphasia, neurological conditions, intellectual disabilities and more; whether individuals […]

Robots4Autism: Teaching Social Skills for Life

Upon hearing the term “robot” and pondering its history, it may be assumed that many would deem it more of a modern concept.  However, artificial humans and autonomous artificial servants have a long history in human culture since being discussed as far back as 3500 BC by Homer in his epic poem The Iliad. The term robot was […]