Forta raises $55M to help parents look after their autistic kids

Forta Health aims to democratize access to healthcare by utilizing AI tools, including large language models, to empower caregivers and enhance clinical treatments.

New venture fund aims to become the ‘investment and innovation arm’ of the autism community

When Christopher Male’s son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2018, the long-time investor found himself in unfamiliar territory. “At the time, I literally knew the word ‘auti

Neurodiversity and the software design dilemma

Neurodiverse professionals bring different perspectives and strengths to the table and often challenge the status quo. It is this diversity of thought that gives an organization strength in special wa

Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap through neurodiversity

Addressing the skills gap and strengthening your own security team means bringing in different minds and perspectives — and that starts with embracing neurodiversity.

Healios raises $10M to scale its mental health platform for children scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic

Heaven knows what will happen to the mental health of children who’ve gone through this past year but if there’s one thing we need right now it’s mental health provision for young people tha

Update: Springtide, an autism treatment center network, raises $18 million

With one in 54 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the U.S., the issue of how to treat patients diagnosed with the condition has become almost as acute as the prevalence of the conditi

Borderlands 3 bridges the gap between citizen science and blockbuster games

The Borderlands series has long offered players a chaotic loot scramble of explosive cel-shaded cartoon violence and intricately tuned shooting that leaves anything that isn’t the fun part on th

Here’s our pick of the top six startups from Pause Fest

We’ve been dropping into the Australian startup scene increasingly over the years as the ecosystem has been building at an increasingly faster pace, most notably at our own TechCrunch Battlefield Au

As measles returns, Indiegogo joins other tech platforms in banning Anti-Vaccine campaigns

The last year has been the worst on record in the US for measles outbreaks since the disease was declared ‘eradicated’ in 2000. Even though vaccination rates across the country are still h

Cognoa's AI platform for autism diagnosis gets first FDA stamp

Cognoa has gained regulatory recognition for its machine learning software as a class II diagnostic medical device for autism -- meaning the digital health startup is now positioned to submit an appl

RightEye’s portable eye-tracking test catches concussions and reading problems in five minutes

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but physiologically speaking, they're windows to the brain. RightEye is a startup that looks through that window to detect common but often subtle vision

Stanford Researchers Treat Autism With Google Glass

As Google retools its Glass experiment, researchers at Stanford are using the device to help autistic children recognize and classify emotions. In a small office buried inside an administrative buildi

Nightingale Launches Its Support Platform For Autism Therapy

Nightingale, the Y Combinator and StartX alum working to improve the quality of autism therapy, is today launching its support platform for clinicians and therapists out of beta.

Startup Brain Power Uses Google Glass To Develop Apps For Kids With Autism

Though many developers have begun to abandon Google Glass, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup called Brain Power believes that the hardware still has plenty of possibilities for children with

Samsung Releases Look At Me, An App For Kids With Autism

Over the past few years, technology has given educators and the parents of autistic children tools they could never have imagined before. Mobile apps and games help kids learn communication skills, wh

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

TechCrunch first profiled <a target="_blank" href="">Puzzle Piece</a>, a startup that makes affordable tablets and apps geared toward children with autism, <a href="http

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 fo

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

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 autis

Aeir Talk Gives A Father’s Autistic Kids A Voice

We met <a HREF="">Joe Hill</a> in Norfolk, Virginia last week. He had a story to tell us. He has two autistic sons who have had trouble communicating
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