Technology and Autism: developing a framework for best practice in design, development, evaluation and dissemination of autism-specific technologies

Session Chair: Sue Fletcher-Watson Committee: Alyssa Alcorn, Renae Beaumont, Ouriel Grynszpan, Mari MacFarland, Helen Pain, Katharina Spiel The theme of the 2015 SIG will be dissemination. The main part of the meeting will be a chaired expert panel discussion. The multi-disciplinary panel will be asked to respond to questions submitted in advance by members of the ASDtech mailing list, permitting a focused discussion, followed by open comments from the floor. Topics may include: • Open sourcing: both data and programs, including online versions of autism clinical and research tools • Technological solutions for the developing world – cultural differences in design and application • Procedural integrity in technology research and practice • Learning analytics and implementation science: what lessons are relevant for autism research? • Expectations of technology: it could be free so it should be free? • Time and resources required to make technology accessible and to support users • Challenges of, and guidelines for, bringing technologies to the market • Supporting evidence-based ASD interventions to keep pace with latest innovations As this will be the closing meeting of the SIG we will also invite specific suggestions from members about how to build on the work of the SIG, drawing on existing tools such as the mailing list and international expertise map and identifying further opportunities for meetings.
Saturday, May 16, 2015: 7:15 AM-8:45 AM
Murano (Grand America Hotel)