Toys

Press Conference at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)

By on May 12, 2011

The 10th Annual The International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) will host nearly 2000 researchers, delegates, autism specialists, and students in the world’s largest gathering of researchers and clinicians devoted to a better understanding of autism.

At the official press conference, scientists discussed key studies to be presented during IMFAR. David Amaral, Ph.D., the President of the International Society for Autism Research,...

Autism Talk TV – Ep. 13 – Bud Fraze of Playability Toys

By on February 8, 2011

Autism Talk TV is finally back from our extended holiday hiatus. This week we're interviewing Bud Fraze, president of Playability Toys. We met Bud at the ASA conference in Dallas and instantly hit it off.

Bud shows us various toys he's created for children with special needs. You'll get to learn about a Buddy Dog, a Rib-it-Ball, and a Brain Gear. Playability Toys are designed to stimulate an autistic child's sensory needs.

Autism Talk TV Ep. 9 – Autism Toys

By on October 8, 2010

Alex and Jack are back in episode 9 with an entire episode devoted to stimmy autism toys! Autistic individuals frequently have sensory issues. Consequently, toys that stimulate the senses are very popular among those with Autism. We went to the Autism Society of America conference in Dallas and show you a variety of toys being sold in the exposition.

We even have Kirstin Lindsmith, a special aspergian girl guest who blows up a skushi...

Robotic toys may one day diagnose autism

By on October 31, 2005

Jaiden.net reports: "Brian Scassellati is a robotics researcher in Yale's computer-science department, and is part of an interdisciplinary group on campus that includes doctors and others. Part of his contribution has been to build very simple robotic heads -- more like smart toys -- then to watch how different children, autistic and nonautistic, respond to them.

"These devices can be programmed to monitor where the child is, or whether the...