Inclusive Technology: Autism Spectrum Condition
Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) is a life-long developmental disability that affects one in 150 people. This includes people with Asperger’s syndrome. The cause or causes of autism are, as yet, unknown. The developmental disability impairs (to varying degrees) a person's understanding of what he or she sees, hears and senses. This results in problems with social relationships, communication and behaviour.
People with ASC may have average or above-average intelligence but they can find the post-secondary education experience daunting and challenging. However, many students have successful experiences in a range of subjects, most commonly in mathematics and computing.
Most of the inclusive technology in this section has been selected as it assists with the organisation, processing and comprehension of information.