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The Origin of E-Soccer, an Inclusive Sports Program

The “This is Me” podcast launched its pilot episode discussing the benefits and necessity of creating an inclusive environment for everyone. The founders of the internationally known inclusive program, E-Soccer, Russ Ewell and Greg Bodzioch, discuss how they went about beginning the program. With the “e” standing for “exceptional,” E-Soccer was meant to bridge the...
InInclusion

Where are the Adult Inclusion Centers?

Have you ever seen a group of special needs adults in public? These groups usually have a few typical adults leading several other adults with special needs. While most people stare for a bit and then return their focus to the task at hand, those of us with special needs children pay careful attention and…
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Autism Beyond The iPad

The transformative impact of the iPad and touch devices on those with disabilities is plateauing, and will soon be fading. These devices have seen very little innovation since 2012-2013 with the introduction of the Mini and the Air. They are still excellent devices, but their sales have declined for these reasons.
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Google I/O 2016: 12 Leadership Qualities of Google’s Sundar Pichai

Mr. Pichai strode across the stage at Google I/O like a scholar or professor instead of a Silicon Valley CEO. He was teaching not selling. He was presenting the results of groundbreaking research. Even the press appears unaware of exactly what is happening as they keep reporting on products, seemingly oblivious to the ideas, perhaps because ideas are more difficult to understand and explain? We look at the product called Google Home (press, developers, and me too!), while Mr. Pichai and his team have their eyes on the science.
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Google and Apple Family Friendly?

The pursuit of kids as customers appears daunting, and there are concerns when it comes to data collection. On the other hand, the desire for a family friendly experience on devices runs strong. This concern over and benefit from technology reflect the ongoing conflict of progress.
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Leadership and Hacking Autism

Inspire Service – whenever and wherever we can our message to engineers and developers should be, “You can help others!” Help them see and understand the importance of including Autism in their development mission. Here in Silicon Valley people want to help others, but often times they have no idea how to do it…you can provide the answer.
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Google I/O, Tango, and Android Gear

I was fortunate enough to attend Google I/O 2014. There are two things which captured my attention. The first was Project Tango, which was on my radar prior to Google I/O. Project Tango is the work of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) and is lead by Johnny Lee. The work they are doing with new high powered tablets holds great promise for those with special needs.
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Disruption, DynaVox, and the iPad

Mobile technology and the in-the-garage development of apps for those with disabilities has brought Apple, Google, and Samsung into competition with DynaVox and Tobii. Individuals with disabilities limited to a few companies willing to meet their needs suddenly have significant choice. For the first time, those with disabilities are purchasing the same cutting edge technologies coveted by the general public. They are benefiting from the purchasing power of the majority, which creates ever decreasing prices combined with constantly improving features.
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