Date: 27/09/2021 - 07/02/2022
Dedication: 200 hours
Course type: MOC (Massive Online Course)
Lessons: 16
Languages: Español
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Mobile apps and other technology for people with ASD

Driven by the Orange Foundation and the Autonomous University of Madrid and taught on the UAM's online training platform, this 4-month course is the most comprehensive training available today on the use of technology for people with autism. With theoretical and practical content, the course consists of 16 units ranging from related concepts to the use of mobile devices for research in the field of autism technology. The course focuses basically on apps, but not forgetting other platforms such as computer programs, web pages, touch screens, whiteboards... nor the latest in robotics or wearable devices. The materials have been developed by a team of 25 professionals who are experts in autism and technology, and students who pass the evaluation tests obtain a UAM certificate.


  • The device for the person with ASD.
  • Initiation applications and basic use.
  • General applications with ASD specific use.
  • Leisure
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
  • Time management, activities and surroundings.
  • Self-determination and self-regulation.
  • Language and literacy.
  • Logical thinking and mathematics.
  • Socio-emotional skills.
  • Deployment of technology.
  • Tools and resources to support professionals and families.
  • Wearable devices. Robotics applied to ASD.
  • Technology research for ASD.
  • Develop technology and research for people with ASD.

Francesc Sistach

Degree in computer science, father of a young person with autism and general manager of Specialisterne in Iberia and Latin America.

Gerardo Herrera Gutiérrez

Researcher at Valencia University, head of the Adapta Lab, Autism Avila collaborator and brother of a woman with autism.

Lupe Montero

Special Education Teacher, Master in Technologies for Education and Knowledge and Director of the Inclusive Education Department in Smile and Learn.