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Vodafone seek to recruit Autistic individuals
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Vodafone seek to recruit Autistic individuals

Vodafone has become the largest company in Europe to actively seek out individuals with high functioning Autistic spectrum disorders due to adeptness in blue sky thinking and understanding code. IT companies have long been reaping the benefits of selecting ...
Twitter ‘Report Abuse’ button not good enough according to Autism Anti-Bullying campaigner
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Twitter ‘Report Abuse’ button not good enough according to Autism Anti-Bullying campaigner

Social networking site Twitter has announced that it will install a 'report abuse button' after alleged rape threats were received by a feminist campaigner earlier this week. For many people with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Social netwo...

Quick Trainer Device Shows Potential for Toilet Training Children with Autism

A new toilet training device developed by researchers at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York shows potential in reducing the time it takes to toilet train children with autism. Called Quick Trainer, the device consists of a disposable, self-...
Google Nexus 7 by Asus: Is this a Good Choice for your Autistic Child?
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Google Nexus 7 by Asus: Is this a Good Choice for your Autistic Child?

A study done at the University of Canterbury has revealed that tablets are able to help autistic children in communicating better. There were several children that were observed during this study and one of them, Angus, was able to write his name for the f...
Hackathon aimed at all those on the Autism Spectrum a Success
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Hackathon aimed at all those on the Autism Spectrum a Success

This past weekend a major Autism Hackathon took place in San Francisco, CA.  At least 135 developers, as well as designers and experts of autism came together to focus on programming applications that would help autistic adults who are verging on exciting ...
Project Lifesaver Helps Bring Loved Ones Home
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Project Lifesaver Helps Bring Loved Ones Home

On Sunday in New Zealand, Eamon Smith was reported missing by his family about 4.30pm. He was successfully located by neighbours who were aware of the disappearance. This was not the first time Eamon who is autistic had gone wandering. Both a jet boat a...
Hackathons helping create Technology for Autism
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Hackathons helping create Technology for Autism

Coming up on July 20th-21st in San Francisco, CA, is the Autism Hackathon, a 24-hour event located at Twilio Headquarters. This particular Hackathon will focus on the design apps to specifically help adults on the autism spectrum handle and succeed in five i...
Romibo – Researchers Seek Funding for Affordable Therapy Robot
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Romibo – Researchers Seek Funding for Affordable Therapy Robot

It is a known fact that children with autism do not develop social reciprocity with the same ease as their typically-developing peers. One of the main obstacles is the complex and subtle nature of human social cues. Children with autism tend to be literal ...
The Best Robots for Children with Autism
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The Best Robots for Children with Autism

Autism is a developmental disability that affects communication and social skills.  As the rate of diagnosed cases of autism continues to rise, researchers are searching for ways to help people afflicted by this complex disability.  Since many children with au...