by Katie Hench

Created by Dave Kot, his comic book “Face Value” is the first comic book with a real superhero – someone with autism. Dave, who is on the autism spectrum wants to give back to the autism community by raising awareness about people living on the autism spectrum in hopes that awareness could turn into acceptance. Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

Awhile back I was called into a school to consult with a student on the autism spectrum named Brett. He was 10 years old and was in an autism classroom with opportunities for inclusion. Like many individuals with autism Brett had a hard time communicating verbally. Brett never really had any behavior problems until the Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

As the boundaries of the autism spectrum continue to expand, it is interesting to consider interventions and strategies and how effective they are across the spectrum. Things like Social Stories tend to be used for more abstract thinkers, while a system like PECS can be used for nonverbal students. There are a few strategies that Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

As a startup we hear many things about great company culture. It's an important asset that your company can provide because it uniquely shapes your business and sets the tone for your entire team. Sure, you can say that playing foosball, trips to a baseball game, or an impromptu Fiesta Friday lunch is a part of Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

Meet Jason McElwain. Jason was born with Autism, but it didn’t stop him from achieving his goals and realizing his dreams. In his Senior year of High School he had been the equipment manger of the varsity basketball team. His main responsibility was to pass out water, towels and organize the team’s equipment. But most Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

As the sister of a younger brother on the Autism Spectrum, I'm often asked what it was like for me growing up. I'm sure my response has changed over the years, and will continue to change as I grow, reflect, and take on new challenges and adventures as a, now, adult sister of an adult Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

My Special Education Career I've been in the autism field for nearly 20 years. A lot of that time has been hands on with children – either as a teacher, program leader, trainer, or home therapist. It is difficult to estimate – but maybe I have worked with around 1,000 different students. These children, from Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

As a former teacher, I had many families who would come to me in May with a panicked look – how are we ever going to keep our child with autism busy, engaged, and happy this summer? There are a lot of daytime hours to fill and not nearly enough autism summer camps for our Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

This past weekend, InfiniTeach had a chance to participate in a hackathon event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event brought together members of the disability community, developers, and designers who were interested in using technology to make Chicago (and the world) more accessible for individuals Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

It's likely that many of you have seen Disney Pixar's Inside Out by now – or if you haven't, you've come across a minimum of 18 ads for the movie, at least. It's wildly successful and nearly unanimously positively reviewed. The movie follows Riley and the five emotions that play a big role in her Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

At age two and a half years old, Jonathan Brunot was diagnosed with very severe autism. He has challenges communicating verbally and cannot read nor write. Jonathan needs some guidance with most routine activities such as bathing, eating and getting dressed. The severe level of his condition may make most people think that he doesn’t Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

Meet the “Sensory Lounger”, it’s a new device developed by Kansas businessman, Stuart Jackson, as a sensory therapy method that squeezes or “hugs” its users and calms them. The chair was first specifically designed for Jackson’s own son, Joshua, who has severe Autism and has proven the chair to be very effective. It essentially comforts Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

Autism is a very complex disorder that can make it challenging for people to communicate, however, autism can sometimes enhance a persons creative talents. A teacher in New York, whose 11-year-old son has autism brought him into her class. While in her class he grabbed dry-erase marker, stood on a chair and started drawing on Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

Experts in the Autism industry say that integration in a workplace environment is vital for people with Autism for building skills to improve their own quality of life and grow more independent. Many people with Autism exhibit qualities ranging from heightened memorization, creativity and attention to detail. Employees on the Autism spectrum have proven to Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

We are on a mission to make the best learning platform for the individuals with autism. We are taking decades of our team's expertise and passion, empirical research, and the feedback of the autism community to build life changing tools. Here are 10 core values we are using to build our products. We will be Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

The morning starts with a walk to the train which arrives in downtown Chicago. From there, I take a mile Divvy bike ride to the Merchandise Mart and then up to the 12th floor. We work out of 1871, a coworking space for tech startups. This day consisted of: Getting images ready for the app. Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

  We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves. –John Buchan For me, one of the most important reasons for starting InfiniTeach is to repay my gratitude to the autism community I have worked with for the past 17 years. The opportunity to start InfiniTeach and put Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

Katie and Christopher went to a networking lunch at Panzanzee a few days ago. Panzanzee is a co-working space and incubator specifically for social entrepreneurs. They are working to coalesce the “socent” movement in Chicago, and offer resources and support to this growing segment of startups. We checked out their cool space at Huron and Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

Prior to InfiniTeach becoming entrenched in Chicago's vibrant tech community, I would have said that my idea of an MVP is someone who has a hot bat and no errors. I now know that the acronym has a totally different meaning in the tech world – no batting averages required, though the error thing probably Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

The InfiniTeach team took a field trip to see Howard Tullman in a fireside chat last night at Startup Grind, hosted at 1871 Chicago. After a little networking, we listened to Howard talk about his views on starting businesses and his entrepreneurial savvy. He was funny, insightful and obviously very good at what he does. Continue Reading …