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how helpful would a simple and free communication platform be for children with autism ? are they too expensive right now?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Autism information: Anything which increases the information available to parents of kids with autism as long as there is a censor wathing who filters out the "crazies" like Jenny Mc Carthy, etc. would be helpful.
Answered on May 17, 2014
Dr. Carlos Barrios
22 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not expensive: there are many apps for autism at low to high range of price point. For example try this search engine from autismspeaks.org: http://www.autismspeaks.org/autism-apps Apps can be hugely helpful. Since many kids on the autism spectrum respond to visual means of communication. Take care.
Answered on Aug 21, 2014
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Not expensive: Contact yoiur local autism society and ask for a list of social pragmatics groups in your area. These can be very helpful
Answered on Apr 6, 2015

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