Autistic Spectrum Digest hot off the press, what are you reading tonight?

New Apple News Stand Magazine for those on the Autistic Spectrum You may have noticed, things have changed a little here at Autism Daily Newscast, and we are absolutely delighted to introduce you to our fledgling sister site, Autistic Spectrum Digest, a brand monthly new digital magazine available on Apple News Stand which you can […]

iPad Apps Improve Classroom Experience

iPad apps are positively changing how children socialize, learn, and communicate in the classroom. At Rawlson Road Middle School, in Rock Hill South Carolina, teacher Stacy Hunter’s middle school class learns about positively relating to others – in this case, tolerance of other students’ intolerance with them.  Hunter’s students used their iPads, in a collaborative […]

System Helps Adults with Autism Learn to Cook

It is a known fact that people with autism learn differently.  This can make it challenging to learn the daily routines that are necessary in order to live independently.  A graduate student at Syracuse University has created a system designed to simplify the process of cooking for people with autism, which for some, could lead […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Not an Improvement for those with Autism

When it comes to design, one big improvement of the Galaxy S4 over the S3 model can be found in the fact that it is thin and light, not nearly as unwieldy. The handset is smaller and holds a larger screen. At five inches, the Full HD screen is rather impressive. Pros The S4 is […]

Samsung Galaxy S3 Pros and Cons for Users with Autism

When the Samsung Galaxy S3 came out last year, it made a major breakthrough for Android phones. Heralded as the “world’s greatest phone”, the Galaxy S III was the first Android device that was able to compete with Apple’s iPhone. With the upgrade to the android firmware sometime this summer, the Samsung Galaxy S3 remains an […]

Apple iPhone 5 – Yes or No for those with Autism?

The iPhone 5 is not just a slightly prettier version of the iPhone 4. Apple actually made a couple of major improvements to the new iPhone on the market. PROS Yes, it is sleek and sexy with its streamlined aluminum construction. Yes, it is smaller and thinner, which makes it easier to hold in your […]

The Kindle Touch: Tools for Autism

There is no single answer to the question ‘what does it mean to live with autism?’  Yet, technology like e-readers, tablets and computers can provide practical tools for a variety of people across the autism spectrum.  With recognised applications in school, the home and general everyday life, they can offer an aid for communication, learning […]

Hidden feature in Apple Watch discovered by deafblind woman

A deafblind woman who was born with Usher’s syndrome, discovered a usually overlooked feature in Apple’s recently released Apple Watch. Molly Watt, who has been a long-time iPhone user, said she ordered her Apple Watch in April, and discovered the smartwatch’s overlooked feature while she was trying to adjust its accessibility features. Molly found that […]

ResearchKit a new app helps autism researchers

Cupertino, CA – Apple recently released a new tool that allows researchers and scientists to gather data from study participants anywhere their smartphones are. One of the major problems of autism research is that not enough people on the spectrum participate in studies. This tool, called ResearchKit, aims to change that by allowing autism researchers […]

Assistive Technology for Children with Autism Shows Rapid Advances Since the 1980s

Children with autism currently have a variety of assistive technology devices available to them to help them with communication, executive functions, and organizing their daily routines. Devices utilize all levels of technology, from simple picture schedules to multifunction augmentative communicators. These devices have seen a rapid advance in the level of technology they utilize over […]