Jack Kieffer, Founder Autism Plugged In

Hi, I’m Jack Kieffer and I’m the founder of Autism Plugged In – an autism apps review site.  Chicagoland is my home, where I am a student, a martial arts enthusiast, a special needs volunteer, and a musician.  I am also a busy writer.

You can find my tech articles at a couple of different sites.  Cool Gizmo Toys is a site I founded in 2008, where I share my opinions and reviews of geeky stuff, including toys, games, and gadgets.  You can also find me at Greenamajigger on Chicago Tribune’s ChicagoNow Blog Site.  Greenamajigger is a fun eco-friendly blog where I’m always trying to help you find the coolest green ideas on the planet.

Autism Plugged In is a place to combine my passion about gadgets with my desire to assist children with Autism.  I began volunteering with special needs kids through our community’s Special Recreation Association and their recreational camps and have developed a passion for ensuring that kids with autism are able to get the assistance and education necessary to connect them with their world.

The iPad, iPhone, iPod, and various other handheld devices have been successfully used for educating and entertaining these special kids.  They are an easy-to-use and affordable way to enhance an autistic child’s learning environment, and I’m here to help walk you through the various apps available to those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disabilities.


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Disclaimer:  All Autism Plugged In blog content is opinion only and should not be construed as actionable advice.  The content herein is solely to provoke thought and promote sharing of ideas.  Professional advice should be sought before you commit to any undertaking of your choosing.


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  4. martina maughan on June 30, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Hi I’m just looking for some info I have a 3year old son who servfer autisum and I was woundering if I can apply for a grant for him, due to he don’t he can’t communicate with no body and ws woundering if you could support me n my family all he ever does is whatch tv he loves it and plays on family members mobbil phone ipad and laptops whatching he’s favort programms thancks again for your suppport hope to hear from a someone from your help team

    Regards Miss M Maughan


  5. Aradhana on February 25, 2015 at 6:58 am



    Give it a try

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Who’s Behind Autism Plugged In?

Who’s Behind Autism Plugged In?

My name is Jack Kieffer and I'm a blogger sharing my love of technology at blogs like Cool Gizmo Toys, Greenamajigger, and here at Autism Plugged In where I'm trying to make a difference in the lives of children with autism.

Several years ago, I began volunteering with special needs kids, who gave me much joy and an appreciation for life. This blog is my way of giving back. Any proceeds from this effort are used to support my friends with autism. Read more about Jack or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.