Welcome to the Learning Technologies for Autism Site!

Before you start exploring the site, in order to learn more about the background for this site see pages under 'Welcome' by clicking on the triangle next to the page name on the left. You will want to scroll down this page to get a better sense of how the site is organized and where you might like to start. As a way for us to understand you and your needs better, please click on this link  to fill out the Autism Technology survey

This website was created for iste2010 in Denver, and also used for Philadelphia 2011. There are a lot of 'gems' in these pages that you may not have heard of and all is organized according to autism impairment, a point at which I will begin in my 'apps for autism' presentation as well. Please refer to the image at the very bottom of this page. Mobile apps are only included on this website under 'picture based word learning'.  For more on apps for Autism please go to my wiki: Apps for Autism

The document below contains slides that form a 'Mind Map' to help everyone navigate the content on the website and understand the links between the different uses and populations/types of impairments for which each tool is most helpful. There are three basic areas (1) Social/Behavioral and Affective, and (2)Language Tools. (3) Motor/Sensory and Behavior There are links to each individual tool here and on the side panel as well. Each Area is a separate page in the schema below.
Click on the double arrows below to advance (and pause on) each page.

An inspirational video of an ASD student giving his commencement speech, the power of technology 'shines' through whether low or high tech to give this student his 'voice' and help him to communicate with us all:

YouTube Video

Below is a visual representation of some of the main characteristics of autism impairment and the basic ways in which we can serve to accommodate and or remediate the problem (please click on image to enlarge):