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The aphorism, “If you’ve met one child with autism … you’ve met one child with autism,” sums up one of the most daunting tasks faced by parents and educators confronted with helping children with autism: trying to find a viable intervention that can be used effectively for any individual, no matter where they fall on the spectrum. The word “Spectrum” in the clinical designation Autism Spectrum Disorder reflects just how varied a range of symptoms, needs, abilities and disabilities reside under the umbrella of an ASD diagnosis. A group of educators, clinical researchers and software developers picked up the gauntlet …

Lauren Stafford, M.Ed. is an Intervention Specialist focusing on children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in both public and private school settings in Virginia and Ohio. Ms. Stafford previously worked at the Monarch School (now the Monarch Center for Autism), for more than a decade where she also served as an Academic Supervisor, Entry Year Coordinator, LPDC Chairperson, Data Coordinator, and collaborator with Curriculum Design with Children’s Hospital Boston. Ms. Stafford currently serves as Vice President, Visual Learning Solutions for Monarch Teaching Technologies where she works with Dr. Howard Shane, Monarch staff, and programmers to continue development of innovative Web-based technology …

Lauren Stafford, M.Ed. is currently the Vice President of Research and Instructional Design for Monarch Teaching Technologies. Ms. Stafford has worked in public and private school settings for more than 15 years as an Interventionist, and Education Supervisor supporting students with Autism and Special Education needs. She is a national presenter, trainer, and collaborator with districts from around the country developing and researching innovative web-based technology. Anthony Gerke is the Vice President of Professional Services for Monarch Teaching Technologies, the makers of Vizzle. Before joining VizZle Anthony was the Director of Education at the Autism Academy of Learning in Toledo, …