autism

  • Puzzle Piece Updates Its Line Of Inexpensive Tablets And Apps For Autistic Kids

    Puzzle Piece Updates Its Line Of Inexpensive Tablets And Apps For Autistic Kids

    TechCrunch first profiled Puzzle Piece, a startup that makes affordable tablets and apps geared toward children with autism, back in May. Though educational apps are helpful for teaching autistic kids social skills and helping them with their schoolwork, many families could not afford a tablet. Puzzle Piece wants to make tech accessible to all families, with a 9-inch Android tablet that costs… Read More

  • Love My Provider Helps Parents Of Autistic Children Find The Best Services

    Love My Provider Helps Parents Of Autistic Children Find The Best Services

    While working as an autism specialist for the state of California, behavioral psychologist Sara Gershfeld met hundreds of families and realized they all faced the same challenges while seeking care for their children. To help them, Gershfeld created Love My Provider, a directory and review site of therapists and other professionals who work with autistic children. Read More

  • Puzzle Piece’s $19 Tablets Help Children With Autism Learn Social Skills

    Puzzle Piece’s $19 Tablets Help Children With Autism Learn Social Skills

    Almost as soon as the iPad came out, parents and therapists began incorporating apps into autism therapy. Many parents, however, cannot afford to buy a device for their child. New startup Puzzle Piece hopes to make tech ubiquitous for all families with autistic children by making and selling an Android tablet for just $19. Read More

  • Avaz Raises $550K In Seed To Help Autistic Children Communicate Using Visual Tools

    Avaz Raises $550K In Seed To Help Autistic Children Communicate Using Visual Tools

    Over half a million children with autism in the next decade will become adults, underscoring a growing challenge that needs to be dealt in the future. But with 1 in 68 children now affected with autism, it’s already the most prevalent neurological disorder in the world that needs more innovations to help people cope with the disorder. Read More

  • Aeir Talk Gives A Father’s Autistic Kids A Voice

    Aeir Talk Gives A Father’s Autistic Kids A Voice

    We met Joe Hill in Norfolk, Virginia last week. He had a story to tell us. He has two autistic sons who have had trouble communicating and he noticed that the world of tools for autism often overlooked a few things – aesthetics, usability, and customization, to name three. Instead of relying on ready-made utilities, Joe wanted to make something fun and cool. He created Aeir Talk. Read More

  • Wi-Fi causing autism?

    According to a study by Dr. George Carlo in Australasian Journal of Clinical Environmental Medicine, the signals emitted by Wi-Fi routers cause metals to be trapped in brain cells, thereby accelerating the onset of autism. I’m not quite sure how Wi-Fi singnals are the significant culprits here — unless they have 50 kids in faraday cages with 802.11G routers strapped to their… Read More