Perth Flow is happening again! Another event dedicated to helping local charity organisations with their tech.
In this weekend event, they will be helping out http://www.autismwest.org.au/ with their aim to provide families with the practical and emotional support and tools they need to help their child reach their full potential and integrate effectively within their community.
The 3 main problem areas the event aims to help with are:
- Toby Playpad – Our iPad app
- Manual Resource – Off iPad activity
- Pricing and Packaging Strategy of our products
Friday 17th April: 5.30pm– 7.30pm Agile Meetup – Autism West CEO and TOBY Playpad Product Manager kick off the event & pitch problem areas. Drinks, nibbles and team forming.
Saturday 18th April: 08:00am Kickoff – We get started on solving the problem areas.
Sunday 19th April: 08:00am – 1.00pm (Showcase is over lunch from 12pm – 1pm!!!)
Food, coffee, juice supplied all weekend thanks to Uncles Joes Mess cafe on Kings Street.
A little bit more about Autism West and Toby Playpad
Autism West is a local charity that provides innovative and unique autism services. In addition to its ground-breaking work on TOBY, an autism therapy app, its wide range of services include social and life skills programs, sensory activity days, carers’ retreats, an information service, access to the Argonaut autism resource centre and an annual conference. It also supports a pilot mentoring project at Curtin University for students with autism.
Autism is a lifelong neurobiological disorder that affects the development of social interaction, communication and play. In Australia today, approximately one in 61 school‐aged children in Australia has autism. Autism West’s aim is to help kids with autism reach their potential, and it continues to raise community understanding of autism through its many community events.
TOBY Playpad is a unique and revolutionary early intervention app for parents/carers of children with autism. TOBY initially provides information on basic teaching and learning principles required to help a child with autism. TOBY then offers a range of on iPad and an extensive list of off iPad tasks to help a child learn skills in their real world.
TOBY has been designed by a highly qualified team, including clinical psychologists, speech and occupational pathologists, along with specialist computer technicians. Dr Svetha Venkatesh from Curtin/Deakin Universities and Nedlands based charity Autism West have partnered this wonderful project.