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What Autistics Can Contribute to Technology

Technology can support autistic people in many ways, but autistic people also have so much to offer in the field of technology. Autistic people with an interest in STEM-related fields (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), combined with their natural cognitive and character strengths,...

Increasing Inclusion in Biomarker Research

A new study being conducted by researchers in the McPartland Lab at the Yale Child Study Center is using technological advancements to bring biomarker discovery research to minimally verbal and cognitively impaired autistic individuals. These individuals have historically been underrepresented in...

Telehealth Services Improve Accessibility for Individuals with Autism

Approximately 1 out of 54 children in the United States live with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).1 My son is one of those individuals, so I know firsthand some of the many struggles that can come with safely accessing health care. Diagnosing ASD early in a child’s development can have a...

Virtual Job Shadow Technology Mash-Up

One of the main purposes of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is “To ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free, appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare...

Autism, Technology, and Older Adults: Facing an Unexpected Set of Challenges

As an engineer who has been involved with technology his entire life, and an older adult on the autism spectrum, I have always felt that, in my case, there was always a strong connection between the two. Although the notion that autistics are generally inclined towards technology has become a...

A Guide to Implement Video Self-Modeling to Teach a Variety of Skills

Albert Bandura’s social learning theory (1977) emphasized the importance of observing, modeling, and imitating the behavior of others for learning. This theory has inspired the development of many strategies for learning, including video modeling (VM) interventions. VM interventions involve...

Parent Training Using Technology: Access to ABA Services for Families Across the Globe

Technology has played a tremendous role in the growth of teletherapy as a method for delivering high-quality, medically-necessary services to individuals and their families when accessibility presents as a barrier. There are a variety of behavioral health services that can be delivered via...

Technology Continues to Enhance Lives of People AHRC New York City Supports

What started as a discussion about how to keep the people AHRC New York City supports and their families more connected amid the pandemic has turned into a popular virtual Friday Night Dance Party. With the city on lockdown and summer camp closed, there were no opportunities for in-person...

Promoting Inclusivity in the Telehealth Movement

The emergency department (ED) is often a chaotic, loud, and, frankly, frightening place. Patients may be yelling; monitors and alarms are continuously sounding off; staff are hurrying around; police officers may be present; and overhead pages are squawking every few minutes. There is very little...

Assisting Caregivers with the De-Escalation of Challenging Behaviors

Throughout my time as a special education teacher and administrator, I have always searched for ways to help my Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) students de-escalate themselves without having to get to a point where the use of a protective hold was needed. This was, at times, a herculean feat because...