This is a list of the iPad apps that Nolan really enjoyed and that I believe will help him to develop and encourage the skills that he needs to work on. Because of early intervention, he has grown so much with his vocabulary and communication. Most of the apps he and I liked aren’t targeted for autism, but they are “autism friendly”. I tried to find as many free and under $2.00 apps as I could. The iPad isn’t the cure to Autism, it is a resource for parents that is working. My experience with the iPad is unique to my child but I do believe that it can be helpful to many others.
To present his commencement speech he will use his laptop’s TextAloud software which takes his writing and converts it into speech—he uses the same program to speak at schools and conventions. Jeremy has really only been able to communicate with his classmates for the last two years with the litewriter and he said it has changed his life.
Jeremy stresses there is hope in autism, but that nothing will matter if the person doesn’t believe in themselves.
Sharon daVanport is the executive director of the Autism Women’s Network and the host of the AWN Radio Show. She’s a mom to four children — one of whom has Asperger’s — and she is a tireless advocate for women and children, particularly those whose lives have been touched by domestic violence. She is also an adult living with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Attending Webinar on “Lighting by LED” was inspirational to me in a sense of how I could keep this technology (and other relevant ones) along my research to have it applied for the possible final solutions. How I can spot those areas of technology helpful to my research findings and match them to the prompted questions. Transforming autistic child surrounding to a kind of a interactive-yet-non-intrusive environment, could be a key approach to employ technology opportunities. I believe autistic child won’t like those intelligent products that are pushing themselves in their territory and interaction should start from the autistic child side, being developed to a full interaction as social skills or emotional expression. And I should be aware not to involve autistic kids more than enough to the tech. side and not to make them unnecessarily tech-savvy. Technology is merely a medium to the goals of the research and it is helpful, as long as it will help me gain objectives; it is not a technology-oriented research.
It has been confirmed by one more study that the measles vaccine given alone or as part of MMR vaccine has no link with increase in autism. This study was revealed a week after The Lancet apologize for a 1998 study that pointed out the autism risk to be associated with the MMR vaccine.
Thanks to Emily, I had a visit from Toy and Tech. Library at Nisonger Center and I met with Ms. Mary Jo Wendling, who is occupational therapist and in charge of the library. We talked about different types of toys there. Families come and go to the library to borrow some toys for the kids and some of those kids are with Autism. Modified toys with on/off switches are provided in the library for the kids that have difficulties to play with them. She mentioned that toys with vibrating and tactile sensing effects are the favorites for most of the kids. From that point of tactile sensing, we came to the “sensory processing for learning” and she introduced couple of sources: www.out-of-sync-child.com and www.ateachabout.com. Enhancing tactile sensing could be a way of attraction for the kids and a proper way to approach them.