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Technology and autism

Author: 
Cheryl Cohen
Online Community Director
Interactive Autism Network at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Posted: 
May 22, 2014

Over the years, I’ve run into many absorbing, amazing, heartbreaking, and life-affirming films involving individuals with autism, their families, and the world at large. Included in my favorites are the films by Dan Habib. Don't miss these short films.

Mobile devices like iPhones, iPads and smartphones have become widely popular. Given their interactive features and the inherent interest that children have in technology, caregivers are tapping into these handheld devices to teach organizational and study skills. Studies have confirmed that they can be also effective tools in teaching language, social and play skills in children with autism.