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Autism in the News – 06.17.11

Cary man creates iPad app for individuals with autism (Cary, Ill.)
After 25 years of working in special education, Victor Morris wanted to assist individuals with disabilities even further. Read more.

Finally together, Wendrows try to heal (Detroit Free Press)
Julian Wendrow waited in the house, too nervous to greet his children in the driveway. He hadn’t seen his son and daughter — hadn’t even spoken to them — in 106 days. Read more.

See. Touch. Learn. iPad app for Autism, Special Needs (Stamford, Conn.)
Brain Parade, a pioneer in innovative mobile, education solutions, announced today that they are slashing the price of the picture card libraries for their See. Touch. Learn. product to $0.99 (USD) for a limited time. Read more.

‘Face blind’ sufferers see world like this. But now there’s hope (UK)
A Scottish eye expert has developed what he says is the first treatment in the world for people who suffer from face blindness. Read more.

Ross mum’s advice on summer trips with autistic children (UK)
Ullapool mother Morven Da Forno is fully aware that while the summer holidays represent six long weeks of freedom for many, for children with autism it is a break in routine which can prove upsetting and disorientating. Read more.

  1. Pilar
    June 18, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Anybody knows how to go about this app.: to see, and review it. My son has the Proloquotogo app in his itouch, but he doesn’t use it much, bec. the pictures are not visually functional and unreal. The old devices were out because their huge size, and their ridiculous prices. I would like him to try this new one. He has autism and is non verbal, and the lack of communication is a major disability, so frustrating. Thank you for your help.

  2. yumi_irlen
    June 18, 2011 at 10:41 am

    ‘Face blindness’ in many research literature has been atttributed to Meares-Irlen Syndrome or Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome or Visual Stress Syndrome. The coloured lenses mentioned seem similar to the Irlen lenses that are used for people who suffer from visual perceptual problems like visual dyslexia and ‘face-blindness’ in autistics like the famous Donna Williams

  3. Cathy Lynn
    June 20, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I am the grandmother of a 4 yr old non-verbal autistic grandson. I can see all the benefits of the ipad for my grandson. Is there any site available where we can purchase a used ipad, older model, or one that might be lower priced for a non verbal autistic to use.

    Thank you,

  4. Vic Morris
    June 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Please check out the website. It offers a very good outline of the apps functions and I think you will like it a lot. It is the really the only app available that has schedules, expandable communication categories and one touch critical communication buttons all available at the same time.

  5. rudy
    July 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    After years of frustration, I am impressed with the newly developed TAPSPEAK apps. What a godsend. They claim to have the best apps at the best prices . Me and my wife have been pleasanlty surprised. Their customer service is pretty impressive also. I understand they are having a back to school sale in August. We will be first in line !
    check them out at http://Tapspeak.com. Sincerely, Rudy

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