Teens With Autism Learn to Code, Design Apps
While the impact of technology on teens has its pros and cons in terms of social media bullying and video game violence, the educational and social benefits for those on the autism spectrum are unprecedented.
“Things in an abstract aren’t good for them [kids on the autism spectrum],” Beth Rosenberg, founder of Tech Kids Unlimited told Fox News. “Even the way we speak, we can speak very abstractly, using too much slang and lingo. But with a computer the code is very black and white, it’s a language and once you learn it, it never changes, it’s always the same.”
The Brooklyn-based non-profit internship program teaches teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other learning or social challenges a variety of technical and work-related skills.