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A Father’s Perspective on Milo’s Life-Changing Potential

By: Terrence Pires

My 8-year-old daughter is currently being evaluated for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I also have a nephew and cousins back home in England who are both on the spectrum. Robots4Autism (R4A) has unexpectedly become a resource…

Supreme Court Expands Rights of Special Education Students

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision on March 21, 2017, that schools must do more than provide a “merely more than de minimus” education program for students with disabilities.

THE RULING The decision is the result of a case known…

The Game Changing Power of Robotics and Social-Emotional Learning

By: Fred Margolin

Every day, about 100 people are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the United States. Studies indicate that this costs the U.S. over $238 billion per year, with a projection of about $1 trillion annually by 2025.

The Adventure of Writing Curriculum for a Robot

Written By Michelle McFarlin

Milo the robot is inherently fascinating to kids: he looks like a kid, he talks, he makes a wide range of facial expressions, and he even dances. But what gives Milo the potential to change the lives of students with…

What Autistic Students Can Learn from Robots

By Fred Margolin

In Endrew v. Douglas County, a case decided this March by the United States Supreme Court, the justices found that school districts must give students with disabilities the chance to make meaningful, “appropriately ambitious”…

Understanding Autism Through My Son’s Eyes

By Richard Brooke

 

My wife and I were very lucky to adopt four amazing children from China, each about 18 months apart from each other in age, and each special in their own way. But our youngest son, Brogan, brought an entirely different…

Finding an Ambassador from their World to Ours

One father shares his story of how he helped his autistic son connect with the world, and how it inspired him to help others like him.

By Jack Howarth

 

One in 68 kids in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD),…

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