6 Ways Technology Can Help Improve Autistic Children’s Development

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Videos may help children with autism by holding their attention. YouTube has a variety of videos suitable for all age groups, and it is free to access. Video recording is a step further. Parents can record themselves and create engagement, enhance social skills and develop language skills when the child sees the video. These videos can help especially when the parent is at work or away.


Touch Devices

For children with autism, iPads can help increase their patience, focus and attention. There are so many different apps out there. Games and puzzles are some of the best tools to help your child.

7 Clever Technologies Inspired by Nature


Spider Silk

Spider silk is one of nature’s strongest materials. Scientists have created a medical product that can be peeled off a wound without damaging the tissue underneath, but it is still strong enough to protect when attached.


Gecko’s Grip

There is an adhesive in development that will be made of millions of plastic fibers and can support almost a pound of weight. The amazing thing is that the material gets stronger with use.


Thirsty Beetles

The Namib Desert beetle collects water by condensing fog into droplets on the ridges of its back. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a bumpy material made of glass and plastic that recreates that process.

14 Young Entrepreneurs Using Technology to Change the Continent of Africa

lORNA_rUTOLorna Rutto, Kenyan, 28 years old

Green tech entrepreneur, founder of EcoPost

EcoPost is a company that produces environmentally friendly fencing posts. The company collects plastic waste to create the fencing posts.


Patrick Ngowi, Tanzanian, 28 years old

Ngowi set up Helvetic Solar Contractors Limited, a company that installs and maintains solar power systems throughout the northern circuit of Tanzania.

evans-wadongoEvans Wadongo, Kenyan, 26 years old

Chairman, Sustainable Development for All Kenya

Wadongo, an engineer, designed a solar-powered LED lantern called MwangaBora (Swahili for “Good Light”). It replaces dangerous kerosene lamps and firelight in rural Kenya. His company also helps people sell the lamps.