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How Assistive Technology Can Help People with Autism (COSP12 Side Event).
12 Jun 2019 -  Side Event at the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 10-13 June 2019.

The side-event will address the many ways by which technology is helpful in supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) both in education and working place settings and how technology can transform services (from screening to intervention) as well as work and home environments to enhance functioning. It will discuss the need for further assessment and data regarding the wide range of apps available, before decisions are made about use of any technology. The event will also discuss issues related to cost and respective access to individuals with ASD in developing countries, and will make the point that individuals living with autism deserve the opportunity to fully access their right to education and to contribute as productive workers in appropriate employment settings and improving their quality of live. This is key to leaving no-one behind by 2030.

The side-event will address the many ways by which technology is helpful in supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) both in education and working place settings and how technology can transform services (from screening to intervention) as well as work and home environments to enhance functioning. It will discuss the need for further assessment and data regarding the wide range of apps available, before decisions are made about use of any technology. The event will also discuss issues related to cost and respective access to individuals with ASD in developing countries, and will make the point that individuals living with autism deserve the opportunity to fully access their right to education and to contribute as productive workers in appropriate employment settings and improving their quality of live. This is key to leaving no-one behind by 2030.