On his blog, John Elder Robison has introduced the Autism Connects Design Challenge:
We’re awarding prizes for the best ideas to help autistic people overcome communication challenges.
So what, you ask, is a communication challenge?
In this contest, the term “communication challenges” is very broadly interpreted. A technology that helps Asperger people make friends can be considered, as can a device that helps nonverbal people talk. Tell us what challenge your device addresses, and how, and you’re in.
Entries will be judges by a panel consisting of myself, Temple Grandin, Peter Gerhardt, Peter Munday, Andy Shih, Dan Feshbach, Richard Seymour, and others.
Click here to vist the project website.