Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, hosted more than 25 first spouses and dignitaries from around the world for the Seventh Annual World Focus on Autism to foster support for the international autism community.
A presentation was delivered by Dr. Ned Sahin, CEO of Brain Power, who spotlighted the importance of transforming “wearables,” such as Google Glass, into assistive devices for individuals with autism. “Through technology, we can rewrite the future of autism and bring hope to families around the world,” said Dr. Sahin. “We need intervention. It’s not enough just to measure. We need to help children get beyond the challenges and learn to be self-sufficient.”