AT&T Autism Speaks Apps Facebook Contest

By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
February 1, 2013

Did you know that one in 88 children is on the autism spectrum and that prevalence is steadily increasing?  Autism is becoming a part of every parent’s life – whether directly or through a friend of family member.

Through February 3rd, AT&T and Autism Speaks are hosting an App Idea Submission Contest.  In recent years, studies and parent testimonials have illuminated the benefits of touchscreen tablets and mobile devices for both children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Through February 3rd, Autism Speaks Facebook fans and community members can submit their ideas for apps that make life with autism better organized, more social or just plain easier or more fun!  App idea submissions will focus on four categories: verbal, non-verbal, school-age (K-12) and adult.  Judges will select 10 finalists in each category and February 11th – 17th, the community will vote on the ideas that they like best!  What is awesome is that these ideas will come from the community, for the community, and will be voted on by the community. 

The authors of the three app ideas with the most votes in each category will receive a free wifi-enabled, waterproof Pantech Element Tablet from AT&T—the “Tablet Built for Real Life.”  Further, these winning app ideas – 12 in all – will have a real chance to change lives: they’ll serve as the basis of an AT&T-Autism Speaks Mobile App Hackathon in Palo Alto on April 12-13.

I received no compensation for this post.
This post is brought to you by our friends at AT&T and Autism Speaks on Facebook.  

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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