Date: 16/11/2020 - 30/04/2021
Dedication: 30 hours
Course type: NOOC (Nano Open Online Course)
Lessons: 12
Languages: Español
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Technology and autism in family

Course in video format, aimed at the families of people with autism, consisting of 12 capsules of about 12 minutes. Showing the basic uses of smartphones and tablets and associated apps for communication, leisure, school learning, time management, self-regulation and self-determination and other areas of interest, as well as tips on setting up and protecting these devices. All this, in an easy going way, designed to introduce the enormous possibilities that technology provides to people with autism.


  • Introductory section: Introduction to autism, opportunities and risks of technology
  • First use of a device. Protection and pre-preparation
  • Initial configuration: Accessibility and parental control
  • Risk prevention when using the Internet
  • Set up applications and basic use
  • The tablet as a communication device. Augmented and alternative communication
  • Application to manage time, activity and surroundings
  • Decide for yourself and learn to control own behavior
  • Leisure applications
  • Educational games
  • School learning support applications
  • How to search for apps for autism and more information in general

Lupe Montero

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

Gerardo Herrera Gutiérrez

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

Francesc Sistach

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