Forum: Technology Use Among Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Related Disabilities Autism is a complex developmental disability that usually appears during the first 3 years of life (Autism Society of America, 2000). The result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal development of the brain, autism affects social interaction and communication skills. Adults and children with autism and related ... Forum
Forum  |   August 01, 2000
Forum: Technology Use Among Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Related Disabilities
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Patricia Chung
    Trace Research & Development Center, Speech Technology Laboratory, CPU-Waisman/Communicative Disorders Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Renetta Garrison Tull
    Trace Research & Development Center, Speech Technology Laboratory, CPU-Waisman/Communicative Disorders Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Editor's Note: Patricia Chung is approaching her senior year in the Communicative Disorders Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, This report is the result of an independent undergraduate research project with Professor Renetta Tull. Patricia will continue her research and advocacy for young adults with autism as part of a new study involving automatic speech recognition software use by persons with disabilities in Professor Tull's Speech Technology Laboratory, a subsidiary of the Trace Research and Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    Editor's Note: Patricia Chung is approaching her senior year in the Communicative Disorders Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, This report is the result of an independent undergraduate research project with Professor Renetta Tull. Patricia will continue her research and advocacy for young adults with autism as part of a new study involving automatic speech recognition software use by persons with disabilities in Professor Tull's Speech Technology Laboratory, a subsidiary of the Trace Research and Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.×
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Forum
Forum   |   August 01, 2000
Forum: Technology Use Among Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Related Disabilities
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2000, Vol. 9, 16-18. doi:10.1044/aac9.3.16
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2000, Vol. 9, 16-18. doi:10.1044/aac9.3.16
Acknowledgments
The following groups are acknowledged for their assistance with this project: Wisconsin Autism Society, YMCA, Teen/Young Adult Recreation Social Group, Very Special Arts Wisconsin, Hancock Center for Movement Arts and Therapy, Teen Outreach Project, Epilepsy South Central, and Fishing Has No Boundaries. Special thanks to the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for RERC funding that inspired this pilot project.
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