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Journal of Enabling Technologies Partnering with ITASD 2017

The Journal of Enabling Technologies (JET) has formed a partnership with The 2017 International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ITASD)

To celebrate the Partnership, JET are offering free access to the following articles relating to Autism and enabling technologies from 30th June- 30th July:

Gunilla Thunberg, Elisabeth Ahlsén, Annika Dahlgren Sandberg (2011), "Autism, communication and use of a speech-generating device in different environments – a case study", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp 181-198

Parsons, S., Yuill, N., Brosnan, M., & Good, J. (2015). Innovative technologies for autism: critical reflections on digital bubbles. Journal of Assistive Technologies, 9(2), 116-121.
Dr Joseph Mintz (2013), "Can smartphones support inclusion for autism in mainstream?", Journal of Enabling Technologies, Vol. 7, No. 4
Rachel Tunney, Maeve Ryan (2012), "Can iDevices help teaching assistants support pupils with ASD?", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp 182-191

Penny Benford, P Standen (2009), "The internet: a comfortable communication medium for people with Asperger syndrome (AS) and high functioning autism (HFA)?", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp 44-53

Alberto Battocchi, Ayelet Ben-Sasson, Gianluca Esposito, Eynat Gal, Fabio Pianesi, Daniel Tomasini, Paola Venuti, Patrice Weiss, Massimo Zancanaro (2010), "Collaborative puzzle game: a tabletop interface for fostering collaborative skills in children with autism spectrum disorders", Journal of Assistive Technologies, 4(1), 4-13.

Megan Davis, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Stuart Powell, Chrystopher Nehaniv (2010), "Guidelines for researchers and practitioners designing software and software trials for children with autism", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp 38-48
Good, J., Parsons, S., Yuill, N., & Brosnan, M. (2016). Virtual reality and robots for autism: moving beyond the screen. Journal of Assistive Technologies, 10(4), 211-216.

About the ATASD conference

The conference aims to bring together researchers with both individuals and families affected by autism, practitioners and organisations. The event will be a great place to share and discover the latest research findings in the field of digital technology and autism, as well as an environment where families and professionals can share their experiences.
The conference will take place between 30th of June – 2nd July, 2017 in Valencia, Spain at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. For further information, see
The partnership reflects the shared interests between JET and ITASD.

About Journal of Enabling Technologies

The Journal of Enabling Technologies (JET) is the new name for the Journal of Assistive Technologies (from 2017). This new name emphasises the main aim of the journal which has always been to provide a strong, insightful, international, and multi-disciplinary evidence base in health, social care, and education about how technologies can be enabling for children, young people and adults in many different aspects of their lives. Although the name is changing, the focus remains firmly on reporting innovations about how technologies are used and evaluated in practice, and the impact that they have on the people using them.
JET aims to raise awareness of available technologies and their uses for a wide and varied readership. The areas in which technologies can be enabling include, but are not limited to:

•    Communication and interaction
•    Learning
•    Independence and autonomy
•    Identity and culture
•    Safety
•    Health
•    Care and support
•    Wellbeing
•    Quality of life

Submissions can be made at the following link:

The journal’s author guidelines can be found here:

For further information, please contact the editors:

Sarah Parsons
The University of Southampton, UK

John Woolham
Kings College London, UK