Category disabilities

Is PECS a Good Choice within an iPad World?

by Andy Bondy & Lori Frost When we began developing the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) protocol in the mid-1980s, all picture-based communication systems involved having children (or adults) point to or touch a picture to communicate. At that time, there were a few electronic communication devices, but they were expensive and very time-consuming to […]

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Autism and Technology: Process over Hype

by Elizabeth R. Lorah, Alison Karnes, & D. Renee Speight After the initial release of the iPod Touch® in 2007, the Apple iPad® was released just three years later in 2010. Parents, teachers, clinicians, and advocates of individuals with a diagnosis of autism have since flocked to adopt the new technology. For example, a Google […]

Technology to Support Individuals with Disabilities at Work

The transition to adulthood often leads to a loss of services and supports for individuals with disabilities (Friedman, Warfield, & Parish, 2013). This can result in behavioral and other difficulties, including a lack of independence in work (Billstedt, Gillberg, & Gillberg, 2005). In fact, rates of employment for individuals with disabilities are far lower than […]