Last week was World Autism Awareness Day. When asked what defines autism, a variety of explanations come up, but what it refers to is a group of complex disorders of brain development. These extend to abnormal social behaviour and communication. Meaning a child might not be able to make sense of his or her environment or easily interact with other people. Today people invite technology into their homes because it improves and enhances their lives.
Meet Brody, a 3-year-old boy with autism. Brody intuitively knows what to do in his home. Especially with an iPad at his hands, it’s easier for him to switch on his favourite shows or entertain himself with a game. He’s extremely sensory oriented, so his parents focus on showing him the things he likes to watch. Everyday his television kicks-on at 8:30 in the morning, waking him to soft lighting and easy listening. The visual and audio impact of the Control4 home automation system really helps with the flow of daily tasks and allows a family to focus on the things that really matter. Overcoming challenges at home is made easy with Control4, learn more about it.
“So many individuals with autism who struggle with verbal communication are able to open up new doors to social interaction when they are able to use tools such as touch applications,” explained David Canora, principal technology specialist at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Parents are constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve their children’s social interactions and their education and technology has so much potential to do that.
Live smarter—take control of your home automation needs today. Contact 4ward-design for top notch AV distribution and extension systems. We’ll advise you on choosing the right system and technologies for all your custom home and commercial automation requirements. Please note that some of the above mentioned products/apps/services are not available in South Africa.