App for Autistics

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UGA education researchers have received a $1.2 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to develop an application for handheld communication devices to provide individuals with autism and developmental disabilities a self-prompting tool that they can use in their homes and communities to assist with daily living tasks. The application, called iSkills, will be designed to assist with direct instruction, and more importantly, self-instruction in such important areas as independent living, employment, leisure safety, community involvement and community navigation. This application will allow individuals to have greater freedom to pursue their own educational interests and independently seek assistance with those skills or situations that are important to them. For more information, see http://iskills.uga.edu.