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Old 10-09-2011, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Great use of technology. I'll be very interested to see what results from the "Hackathon".

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Hewlett-Packard is teaming up with a pair of autism organizations to develop apps to help people with the disorder handle everything from scheduling and communication to bullying.

Ideas for the apps were selected from over 250 suggestions submitted to Autism Speaks and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, which partnered with HP on the “Hacking Autism” initiative.
Tech Giant To Produce Free Autism Apps - Disability Scoop
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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That sounds great. I will be interested to see what they develop. There are already some great free apps for kids with autism and some that are inexpensive as well.

Autism Apps That Will Help You

Autism Apps Reviewed First-Hand

We have model me going places and it is great *and* free
We have proloquo2go which is wonderful, but quite expensive

Squidalicious: iPad Apps for Kids With Autism: Fun Ones! Cheap Ones! Free Ones!

http://www.theautismeducationsite.co...s-with-autism/
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:11 PM
 
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This sounds great. I hope they work on an Android platform too.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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60 Minutes segment on the ipad apps for autism:

Apps for Autism - 60 Minutes - CBS News
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