Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Utah University, Google Team Up for Autism

These days, we hear a lot about the disorder of autism, but researchers at the University of Utah have created a program that helps kids with autism focus on building their skills and utilizing an aptitude for visual-spatial thinking, computers and other electronic media.
One of the program participants is 12-year-old Christopher Charles, who was diagnosed with what's now known as high-functioning autism when he was 18 months old. His parents started him in therapies early on, but hadn't found something that seemed to hold Christopher's interest or accommodate his behaviors.


  1. Wow! What amazing research! It is so important to focus on the strengths and abilities of kids!!

    1. You are so right. Why would anyone want to be identified with anything but a strength. Thanks for your comment Laura.