As 2020 winds down, we’re using technology more and more to do our work and live our lives remotely. This has been a necessity for many this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but the need for remote access to everything from work to healthcare isn’t new. For years, telehealth—the act of accessing healthcare services via technology—has been on the rise, and that includes here at Intercare, where we’re more committed than ever to expanding these services to better fit the unique needs of our clients.
In continuation of our technology series, this month we’re focusing on how emerging technology is helping the autism treatment space. While there are plenty of well-established technologies that are used to aid in autism treatment (for an overview of them, check out our October newsletter), there are also a lot of new and emerging technologies that show great promise in treating and supporting children with ASD and their families. We’ve put together a guide to some of the most exciting new technologies on the horizon for the autism community, including wearable tech, virtual and augmented reality therapies, and even robotics.
And, since telehealth is more important now than ever before, we also spoke to three longtime Intercare therapists about their experiences working with clients remotely via technology to help demystify the process and offer some insight into the critical benefits telehealth options can provide.
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Arnon "Noni" Heller Psy.D.