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"On World Autism Awareness Day, we speak out against discrimination, celebrate the diversity of our global community and strengthen our commitment to the full inclusion and participation of people with autism. Supporting them to achieve their full potential is a vital part of our efforts to uphold the core promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: to leave no one behind."
Secretary-General António Guterres

Source: United Nations

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In previous editions of ITASD over a hundred projects have been submitted from 30 different countries. This is what makes ITASD a truly international conference. The way in which technologies can help people with autism, their families and professionals is varied.

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Howard C. Shane is director of the Autism Language Program and Communication Enhancement Program at Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, former director of the Institute on Applied Technology, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School. He is internationally known for his research and development of augmented and alternative communication systems to support the communication needs of people with neuromuscular disorders, autism and other disabilities.

Tap into Assistive Technology - ZAC stands for Zone for Autistic Children and it is a nice self-enclosed browser that was developed by a grandfather for his grandson in 2008. ZAC Browser allows children to access games, puzzles, music, etc. on the Internet all from one site making it a safe environment for playing on the internet...

Easter Seals and Autism - With this new technology at their fingertips, our therapists will be able to give parents hands-on demonstrations. This way parents can give these devices a try before making the important decision to purchase one for their child. Therapists will also work with each child individually to recommend specific apps for parents to purchase.
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Easter Seals and Autism - The use of assistive technology, including the iPad2, is a great tool to improve access to work, recreation and education for individuals with autism.
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Global Accessibility News - A child with autism fires up an iPad and launches an app for Social Clues, a video game with a higher purpose. Developed by a team of 35 University of Southern California (USC) students, including engineering, MBA, design and others, the game transports players to a make-believe world that entertains, while teaching children on the spectrum to make eye contact, listen to others and engage in conversation.

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