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Special Learning Will Provide Live Streaming Webcasts of Inaugural 2012 Touch Technology Conference Presenting Tablet Applications for Individuals with ASD


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 30, 2012

Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of educational resources, products and mobile technology used in teaching children with autism is proud to announce they are broadcasting the first ever Touch Technology Applications for Children with Special Needs conference and expo via live streaming webcast. Special Learning, in partnership with Touch Technology, will broadcast this two-day symposium dedicated to exhibiting the latest touch-tablet apps, via live streaming webcast. Those who cannot attend the conference will have inclusive access to videotaped sessions of creators and developers showcasing the most recent tablet applications and professionals demonstrating how these applications can be utilized with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to expand communication and language, express basic wants and needs, build upon academic success, engage in social settings, and manage behavioral concerns. This event is being held on September 17 and 18 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. Through its live streaming webcast, Special Learning is providing a platform for those who cannot attend to access valuable informational sessions from the conference.

Touch technology utilizes the most popular touch-tablet device formats, including iPad, iTouch, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and Android devices, along with practical applications carefully created by some of the best app developers in the nation with the needs of individuals with ASD and other disabilities in mind. The conference features app developers sharing and demonstrating the capabilities of touch technology applications. Skilled professionals will show how touch tablets are being utilized in home, school, and social settings to facilitate independence, academic improvement and social growth in individuals with ASD and other disabilities. Theme-specific breakout sessions allow participants to customize the conference to fit their needs and interests. Non-attendees will have similar access to break-out sessions, product simulations and video demonstrations through the recorded webcasts provided by Special Learning.

Web Participation
*Includes 15 hours of live instruction of select sessions and 30-days access to the recorded webcasts after the event.

    Early Bird Registration (8/19-9/1/12)
    $99 (Outside of 100 mile radius of St. Louis, MO)
    $129 (Inside of 100 mile radius of St. Louis, MO)

    Regular Registration (9/2-9/14/12)
    $129 (Outside of 100 mile radius of St. Louis, MO)
    $159 (Inside of 100 mile radius of St. Louis, MO)

Through the streaming webcast provided by Special Learning, non-attendees will have access to information sessions featuring various creators, developers and autism professionals who will be speaking at the two-day conference and expo. The keynote speaker is Marc Zimmerman, creator of The Social Express™, an application that targets key social deficits which prevent children with ASD from integrating successfully in school and social settings. As a parent of twins with ASD, Mr. Zimmerman saw first-hand the importance of leveraging tools that could captivate the minds of children with special needs. He utilized his creative abilities to develop a platform from which they could gain valuable social and communication skills. Mr. Zimmerman will share his personal experience from both the parent and developer perspective, as well as how he used both approaches to design a unique educational application to enable greater social abilities in individuals with ASD.

For the conference schedule and the full speaker lineup, or to register to attend the conference or to receive the webcast, please visit Touch Technology Applications for Children with Special Needs - Home.

To view other Special Learning products and resources and to obtain additional information about how Special Learning provides educational materials and support to the autism community visit

About Special Learning, Inc.
Special Learning is the leading global provider of autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions, designing mobile applications and educational resources based on clinical evidence-based research to ensure that every person diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder is capable of attaining an abundant and fulfilling life. Through its comprehensive web portal, Special Learning provides the global autism community with a range of ABA training and educational products, web-based and downloadable tools, and professional services to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.

About Touch Technology
Touch Technology, a division of ABA Consulting Services LLC, is committed to providing quality education in the use of touch-screen tablet technology for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and learning disabilities. The first Touch Technology Applications for Children with Special Needs conference provides a venue for app developers, parents, professionals, and special educators to come together so that children with special needs can be served in the most effective way possible. Our goal is to provide engaging educational forums where parents and professionals can share their needs and experiences with app developers so that new apps can be developed.