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Robots and Children with Autism

Written by our Family Outreach Coordinator, Lisa DelPrete

I recently read an article from the BBC news entitled “Robots in the classroom help autistic children learn” and I have to say that I do not totally agree with the entire article and this is why.  In the summer of 2010, our entire family experienced how the use of a robot could help our  then 10 year old son, Mateo, who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 4 ½.  Mateo spent about two days a week throughout that summer working with a robot through the University of Notre Dame’s FUN Lab.  Continue reading