Colors program uses Touch Screen and Animation technology to provide IEP


Shanesh Colors Program is an innovative way to deliver extended evidence-based therapy like Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This intervention program is specially designed for special needs education and children with learning disabilities or individuals with autism or autism spectrum disorder. Our well tested technology extend the same ABA based therapy from the classroom or therapy centers to the homes for the children with learning disabilities, Autism or any other special needs.

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New Tracking Technology for Autistic Kids

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The new program for the help of autistic kids has been launched on Tuesday by the Nova Scotia government. The President of the Board of the Autism Society of Canada, Michael Lewis said that a GPS-based tracking technology for searching people who are unresponsive to verbal calls and other signals will be used by the Project Lifesaver, which will help saving people.

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New iPhone app, MyVoice, helps Autism and Stroke Patients

A new iPhone app that will help people with autism or who are recovering from strokes has been developed in Canada.

The creator and lead researcher at the University of Toronto, Alexander Levy, says MyVoice, which says words when the iPhone screen is tapped, is advanced for a couple of reasons.

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(Story from CBC News)

iPads Come to Aid of Autistic, Speech Students


Apple’s iPad will be the newest technology that helps students with autism or speech problems communicate in the Wisconsin Dells School District.
Since January, speech language pathologists in the district have been using iPads in a pilot project giving voice to students with autism or speech impediments. According to Director of Pupil Services Jerry Nicholson, by next month all four speech language pathologists in the district will have an iPad to use to help students.

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(WiscNews.com)

Getting Back the Gift of Gab: NexGen Handheld Computers Allow the Mute to Converse

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The latest assistive communication devices are here, and they work a bit like your iPhone

By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American bit.ly/18RH28

Justin Birch lost his ability to speak in 2003 as the result of a brain aneurysm, but these days he is such a facile conversationalist he can ask for his favorite dinner—Ruby Tuesday Minis with fries and a raspberry iced tea—as well as harass his opponents after he defeats them at Texas Hold ‘em.

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Young Man’s Creative Robots Draw Awareness to Autism

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If you know 23-year-old John Ryan Lee, then you know about his robots. He’ll spend hours in a day, perfectly content, tinkering away at old electrical parts.
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Robot Brings Hope to Kids with Learning Difficulties


It has just nine moving joints — a number that might underwhelm robotics buffs. But Cosmo’s potential to help children has caught the attention of Minnesota’s globally-acclaimed Mayo Clinic.

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High-tech clues to facial cues


A new device helps people with Asperger’s or autism interpret expressions of emotion

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MIT Course on Autism and Technology

MIT Course on Autism and Technology
MIT has recently published course materials from its Fall 2007 course on Autism and Technology. The course aims to lay a foundation in autism theory and autism technology that significantly leverages and expands the MIT Media Lab’s ability to pioneer new technology. The course is available at no cost.

Robot Playmates May Help Children With Autism

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From ScienceDaily,
“Papers delivered at three conferences in the US and Europe this summer report on new research at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering studying interactions of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with bubble-blowing robots.”

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