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by Katie Hench

This guest blog is written by Amanda Hirsch, a special education teacher in the Chicagoland area. When I heard that Autism Core Skills was coming out, I was super excited. The idea of teaching academic and social skills in one app is amazing, and I was certainly not disappointed. How is Autism Core Skills Used in Continue Reading…

by Christopher Flint

During the Thanksgiving season, it is time to celebrate the positive and uplifting trends in the autism community. With the estimated recent increase in autism diagnostic rates, there is a more urgent need than ever for supports and success for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. 1. A Greater Focus on Adult Employment The unemployment Continue Reading…

by Christopher Flint

(Photo Courtesy of Impact Engine Demo Day) Why is technology the best way to solve this crisis of unmet potential? The first reason is consistency. Individuals with autism thrive on having a consistent learning environment. With technology, we do not have to worry about the qualifications of a therapist or teacher to provide the best Continue Reading…

by Christopher Flint

We live in an era where technology can solve some of mankind's biggest challenges. From the hospital, to the board room, to the classroom – technology has transformed the efficiency and efficacy of almost every sector. So why haven't we been able to leverage technology to provide more meaningful futures for individuals with autism? Empowering Continue Reading…

by Christopher Flint

On episode 2 of MAC and Hack, our new video series, we're talking updates to our printable curriculum, new themes added to Autism Core Skills, and endless bug testing in iOS 7, 8, and 9. If you're new to MAC and Hack, our technical team we'll be bringing you exclusive updates and the continuous process Continue Reading…

by Lally Daley Hotchkiss

Parents and professionals will often contemplate, what is the most effective treatment for my child or student with autism spectrum disorder? This can be a difficult question to answer because there is so much to take into consideration. Parents need to consider the best treatment for their child, but also something that will work for Continue Reading…

by Christopher Flint

Are you wondering what it takes to build an app at InfiniTeach? Do you want the inside scoop on the development on our new iPad app, Autism Core Skills? In Episode One of MAC and Hack you get to (virtually) meet our awesome developers Marty and Anthony, as well as our Founder Christopher Flint. In Continue Reading…

by Katie Hench

Photo Courtesy: Birmingham Zoo As you've seen from the Seattle Seahawks and Oklahoma State Athletics more organizations are creating amazing initiatives to make sporting venues, zoos, and aquariums more autism friendly. In a recent effort by Birmingham Zoo to raise awareness for Sensory Processing Disorders, the zoo partnered with Kulture City to create a Sensory Friendly Initiative. This Continue Reading…

by Katie Hench

Earlier in the week we were introduced to Julia, a muppet with autism. In part of a new initiative created by Sesame Street called Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in all Children, the online program will provide various resources for families who have individuals who are on the autism spectrum as well as the Continue Reading…

by Katie Hench

The anticipation has been brewing and finally the wait is over! InfiniTeach's second autism iPad app, Autism Core Skills, has launched and is now available to the public. After the launch of Skill Champ, our first app, launched in the Spring of 2014 we began working hard to create a more robust platform. Autism Core Continue Reading…

by Katie Hench

Photo Cred: Brody Schmidt Regardless of what college football team you cheer for – you've got to give it to the Oklahoma State Football team as they make their home games more autism friendly. It all started when Oklahoma State partnered with Jennifer Solars Miller who is the Co-Founder of Autism Friendly Locations. When trying Continue Reading…

by Christopher Flint

def: Syntax is the way in which words and punctuation are used and arranged to form phrases, clauses and sentences. This can mean the selection of a word or the word's tense, the arrangement of the words and the selection of the punctuation. In today's adapted book, we are focusing on syntax. Specifically, the order Continue Reading…

by Katie Hench

All it took was one photo taken by Bryce's mom Stephanie Lay. The photo of her and Bryce's homemade salsa was posted on her Facebook when many of her friends asked for the recipe. After seeing how many people wanted the recipe she started to sell jars of her homemade salsa with her son Bryce. Continue Reading…

by Christopher Flint

Today's adapted book targets sentence comprehension. Prerequisite skills for this activity are word comprehension and sentence reading fluency. This activity takes away one of the more challenging aspects of learning for individuals with autism: writing. Typically, you would use a worksheet and have students write in a sentence to describe a picture. Writing for individuals Continue Reading…

by Christopher Flint

Reading is about imagination and learning. It is about discovering new things about yourself, and sharing with others. Books have the power to transform thoughts, and friendships. Reading a book is so much more than the words on the page. Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder can sometimes get stuck in very literal interpretations. Things Continue Reading…

by Katie Hench

We're counting down the days until our newest, greatest autism app launches! InfiniTeach's Autism Core Skills will be available in October, but just to get you ready for what's to come, we've got some app sneak peeks that we're sharing all September long. You may have already read about the customized student profiles here, the Continue Reading…

by Christopher Flint

I got the idea for today's activity from a book called “Teaching Reading to Children With Down Syndrome (TRCDS)” by Patricia Logan Oelwein. The book is almost 20 years old now (it has a CD-ROM that comes with it!) but it has some really useful strategies and is thoughtful approach to building literacy skills. Even Continue Reading…

by Katie Hench

Make recording student data easier with our new app InfiniTeach Autism Core Skills. You've learned in our previous blog post about its customizable profiles, and now we're excited to share our data features and how our printable curriculum can be uploaded into your student's digital curriculum. Student Data: With this new feature recording student data Continue Reading…

by Christopher Flint

Today's adapted book focuses on summarizing chapters. Many individuals with autism have challenges synthesizing information. This can be even more difficult when there is a lot of text. Many individuals with autism are more tree than forest thinkers – which means that they often are better with details than the big picture. Often when students Continue Reading…

by Christopher Flint

The inspiration for this adapted book comes from a student I had in my classroom several years ago. He was in fourth grade, and we were super excited because he had learned to read his first book. It was a popular nursery rhyme, The Three Little Pigs. And even though he had probably memorized a Continue Reading…