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April 2, 2015 Is World Autism Awareness day-How technology is helping bring awareness. By Reshma Hyder


Today marks the eighth autism awareness day around the world. We like how technology, especially use of social networks and connected communities are helping bring needed awareness about Autism. We recommend everyone to share information on autism today and join a local event to help raise needed funds or awareness on autism.


There is a very useful hashtag #LIUB created to help with the awareness, and experience across social media.

To find a major global landmark that is lit up today in honor of autism, please check out this link:

 Global landmarks will light up blue in 2015. 



On April 2nd, 2015, the Oriental Pearl Tower, one of the most distinct landmarks in China, will go blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day!




Learn a few facts on autism today:

Few Facts to know…

  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism
  • AUTISM affects families all around the globe.

Around the World links

Technology is helping ease communication between autistic children, their families and the world around them. Watch a very effective video by Common Sense Media  with tips on how to find the right technology for children with learning challenges:     READ MORE

How to Have the Tech Talk with Tweens and Teens by Kira Lewis

In How to Talk About Technology with Younger Children, we covered having “The Tech Talk” with kids from toddler thru elementary school ages. Since the conversation around technology needs to start with our kids as early as two and go well into college and beyond, it was a lot of territory to cover in just one post. So, we split it into two and now we’ll move on to How to Have the Tech Talk with Tweens and Teens. READ MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Watch Event by Dan Tynan

So your invitation to the Apple Spring Forward event got lost in the mail and you were too busy having a life to tune into the livestream? Not to worry. Here’s what you missed.
The Apple Watch
First announced last September, the Apple Watch was finally revealed in full, with Apple CEO Tim Cook offering details on models, pricing, and the apps that will run on your wrist.


Lower Your Voice; the Toys Might Be Listening by Dan Tynan

Last week, as I roamed the aisles at the international Toy Fair in New York City, I was struck by how many toys I played with as a kid are still around: familiar card games, puzzles, stuffed animals, trains, and even green plastic army men (although some of them are now doing yoga). It was like stepping into a time machine.
But this time machine also goes into the future. At the fair I saw toys that connect directly to the Internet, interact with kids in real time, record what they say, and adapt to their interests. The potential here is fantastic: Imagine toys that teach math fundamentals, improve your kids’ spelling, or prepare them for tests while they think they’re playing. READ MORE

ConnectSafely to host Safer Internet Day with Calif AG Kamala Harris and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

In 2004, a project of the European Commission launched “Safer Internet Day,” which became an annual event held on the second Tuesday of February. This year represents the 11th Safer Internet Day, which is now being celebrated in more than 100 countries, including the United States.

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