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iPad App for Nonverbal Kids Wins International Prize

A tech startup called SPEAK MODalities received top honors at the 2014 International GAIN-TEN Business Pitch Challenge this week. October 17, 2014   (October 17, 2014) — A tech startup called SPEAK MODalities received top honors at the 2014 International GAIN-TEN Business Pitch Challenge this week for commercializing an iPad app that helps children who are nonverbal communicate. SPEAK MODalities has produced two apps,

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Sensory Overload Film Wins Prestigious Design Award

“Listen,” combines video with animation to portray how a non-verbal child with autism and sensory sensitivities experiences the world. October 14, 2014 (October 14, 2014) – A film that began as a senior thesis by two Ringling College students has been featured in the New York Times and just won the grand prize in the 2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Marisabel Fernandez and Alexander

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Everyone Wins When We Invest in Optimal Outcomes for Autism

A message from Autism Speaks’ Head of Medical Research Paul Wang By developmental-behavioral pediatrician Paul Wang, Autism Speaks’ senior vice president for medical research.   Like many of you, I read Sunday’s New York Times article “The Kids Who Beat Autism” with great interest and emotion. Stories of children who appear to overcome the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder are so compelling. For the

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