This chapter seeks to provide a review and overview of technology that has been used to support autistic people. The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of technology used by autistic groups contextually and historically. Materials covered will include virtual reality technologies, touch-screens and more traditional media types (i.e. multimedia). The chapter will include a historical overview of the field and provide some detailed explanations of technologies that have been used; mainly in scientific literature. In addition to this, the chapter will explore autism and paradigms of exploring the field of technology used by autistic people. Finally, the chapter concludes with some views, perspectives and the potential for future work in this area; coupled with messages for practitioners and ways that technology can be most fruitfully used with, by and for autistic groups.
Newbutt, N. (2018). Assisting people with Autism Spectrum Disorder through technology. In A. Tatnall (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies (1-35). Switzerland: Springer