autism spectrum disorder
Ralf Schlosser, a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northeastern, has developed a series of new smartwatch-based teaching techniques to help students with autism learn alongside neurotypical classmates. “This allows students to be more independent than if a teaching aide is hovering over them,” he says.
During National Autism Awareness Month, "Sesame Street" will air its first episode featuring a new Muppet: 4-year-old Julia, who has autism. Today the Northeastern chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma, along with the nonprofit Best Buddies, hosts its observance of Autism Awareness Day at Curry Crossroads. In recognition, we asked Northeastern experts to discuss some of the technologies being developed to help increase autonomy among people with autism.