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The Apple iPod Touch as a vocational support aid for adults with autism: Three case studies

by Tony Gentry, Stephanie Lau, Alissa Molinelli, Amy Fallen and Richard Kriner

Abstract. Personal digital assistants (PDAs) offer task management and organizational features that may be utilized to help people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) function more successfully in the workplace. Additionally, onboard video cameras and addon software applications provide rich opportunities for the implementation of personalized vocational supports for individual workers. This article reports on three cases of workers with ASD who have been trained to use Apple iPod Touch PDAs as vocational supports in the workplace, resulting in improved functional performance and reduced behavioral challenges.

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