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18:00 - 19:30 1 February 2016

The future of autism and tech: how far can we – and should we – go?


Drama Studio | UCL Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Matthew Goodwin, Interdisciplinary Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Boston
Sue Fletcher-Watson, Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Edinburgh
Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Reader in Adaptive Technologies for Learning, UCL Institute of Education
Louisa Martin, Artist and visiting researcher, Wellcome Trust and CRAE

Technology, whether it be smartphones, tablets, laptops, is ever-present in our daily lives. It is changing the way that people live – at home, at work and in the classroom – so much so that there are frequent calls in the popular press for a ‘digital detox’.

This is often not the case for autistic children, young people and adults, for whom technology is thought to hold great promise for helping them learn, communicate and negotiate their day-to-day lives. But does it live up to its promise?

In this special CRAE discussion panel, three renowned experts in the field of autism and tech will debate and discuss the future of technology for autistic people and the ethical issues surrounding its development and use.


Liz Pellicano
+44 (0)20 7331 5140 | crae@ioe.ac.uk


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