See you at The National Autistic Society and ISAAC Conventions this summer!

We’ve just spent a year studying the science related to music and how it can help children with autism and Expressive Language Disorders learn to communicate.

We designed and produced a prototype for the iPad using music and images and conducted tests in 6 schools at the Toronto District School Board. The results were extremely promising and this prototype will form basis for an iPad app we call Sing to Say™.

In the interest of sharing our vision and meeting and learning from new colleagues, we’ll be travelling to a number of international conferences focused on autism over the coming year. This summer we’ll be at the 47th Annual Autism Society National Conference in July (New Orleans) and the ISAAC conference (International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) in August (Toronto).

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The Autism Society’s annual conference represents one of the largest gatherings of families, service providers, educators and policymakers in the community.

We’re excited to hear keynote speakers John Donvan and Caren Zucker, authors of “In a Different Key – The Story of Autism” and Steve Silberman, author of “NeuroTribes” who were featured in the recent PBS NewsHour’s series “Understanding Autism”.

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International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication works to improve the lives of children and adults with complex communication needs.

Held every 2 years, ISAAC focuses on the latest accomplishments of the research community as well as people who use AAC devices throughout the world.  In addition to soaking up the latest knowledge and research, we look forward to exploring the technology showcased in the Exhibition Hall.

NDi Media has won numerous awards for its’ creation of innovative, interactive content for young children since 2001. Our partners include: PBS Kids, BBC Kids, Disney, National Geographic, Discovery and Discovery Education (Cosmeo), Scholastic, Warner Bros., Corus Entertainment, American Greetings and Hit Entertainment.

We believe that our experience and commitment will allow us to bring a unique perspective on learning apps for these very special kids.

If you would like to know more about Sing to Say, lets meet up at one of the conferences. Drop me a line at smolar@ndimedia.com