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Hacking Autism was started by the leadership of Hewlett Packard (HP) and became an official Autism Speaks program in late 2011. Hacking Autism is a collaborative project that aims to develop, refine and develop technologies that can help those on the spectrum. They look at technology through 4 lenses - entertainment, general education, therapeutic and applied technologies - each has a different purpose and benefit. Basically, they believe that technology has the power to change the lives of those on the spectrum today.

Hacking Autism is completely platform independent - they have a broad definition of technology that includes websites, desktop, video game platforms (e.g. Xbox Kinect and Nintendo Wii), alternate reality games (ARGs), and more broadly, any tech you can think of.

Videos about Hacking Autism and the Hacking Autism blog can be accessed under the "Web Links" tab above.


-Information taken from the Hacking Autism blog viewed on 12/28/13 (www.autismspeaks.org/hacking-autism/blog)
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