Technorati On Hacking Autism

Jeremy Robb wrote a tremendous article on new Hacking Autism Initiative. It explains a great deal more about the vision than I have heard.

He explains what Hacking Autism proposes to do:

“Hence, enter Hacking Autism, a social initiative that was announced at the Maker Faire by Phil McKinney, the CTO of HP’s Personal Systems Group.

Hacking Autism is a place where software developers and parents or specialists who need apps for those on the spectrum can get together and work out projects for their needs. The idea is to provide software tools for free (or at least with a free trial), thereby giving those on the spectrum assistance through technology.

The overall benefit for any company willing to invest time and effort in this project is name recognition and up-selling of other projects that may be related. The benefit for the community is, hopefully, the explosion of free apps that otherwise may not be created and/or may not be found.”

Read the entire article here.

About Russ Ewell

Since 1994 I have been devoted to the research and application of innovative technology solutions to education. My passion for these pursuits has been driven by my experience as a parent of children with special needs. During the economic technological growth explosion of the 1990's I was lived and worked in Silicon Valley, and was fortunate enough to find a group of people with similar interests and passions. As a result I was able to launch a non-profit called Hope Technology Group whose mission became advancing the use of technology in education. We eventually launched Hope Technology School, which has used technology to build a fascinating and effective educational program that practices full inclusion. Around the same time, I was fortunate enough to develop and build an awarding winning program called E-Soccer with the help of great friends and excellent coaches. These endeavors have left me with a continuing hunger to learn more about the possibilites of education, technology, and inclusion.

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