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Bass for Autism Digital Music Festival Raises $2,800 for Autism Research

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Bass for Autism Founder and Executive Producer Jack Kieffer - in partnership with edmDistrict, The EDM Network, and Mixify - is pleased to announce the success of the global Bass for Autism (BFA) online music festival, which raised over $2,800 for autism research.On February 5th and 6th, 2014, hundreds of music fans attended the...

Autism Plugged In: Bass for Autism Fundraiser!

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Autism Plugged In, founded by teen entrepreneur and philanthropist Jack Kieffer, is teaming up with edmDistrict, Mixify, The EDM Network, and more than 25 popular EDM artists to hold a global online music fest.  The event will raise donations for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to...

7 Easy Steps to Finding the Best Special Needs Apps

Find Special Needs Apps

It's Here! We recently launched a brand new Autism Plugged In eBook (Kindle or pdf versions) - something that we've been working on for quite a while - 7 Easy Steps to Finding the Best Special Needs Apps.This eBook is all about helping you separate the good from the bad, the pricey from...

Autism Plugged In’s Organization for Autism Research 5K is a Success!

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Today, April 28th, 2013, I participated in the OAR 5K Satellite event, and I'm happy to say that it was a great success!After a long series of fundraising efforts, including contacting app developers, Autism Plugged In readers, Facebook fans, friends, family, and local businesses, we raised an astounding amount of money.Our total:$17,358

Please Donate Today: Give Teens Desperately Needed Education and Job Training

API Generosity

Only 1 day left until I lace up my sneakers and participate in a 5K event sponsored by the Organization for Autism Research, and I need your support! On April 28th, I’m lacing up my sneakers and participating in a 5K event sponsored by the Organization for Autism Research, and I need your support!...

Autism Plugged In’s Fundraising Efforts Update

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Hello, loyal readers of Autism Plugged In! I thought I would just take a minute to update you all on the fundraising efforts of API. We just donated another $280.37 recently, raising the total that we've donated to autism research to $1,943.37!

Autism’s Diagnosis on the Heart

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My degree in psychology allows me to understand what the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders means, yet I still lacked true understanding. I was what you could call a sympathizer wishing for empathy because empathy leads to the complete understanding of any behavior. I did not know the burden I asked for,...

World Autism Day 2012 Post From StudyPad Highlights Autism Plugged In

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We here at Autism Plugged In love to be a valuable resource to parents and family members of children with autism, and we love it when our efforts are affirmed by being mentioned in a well-written article.  The post, titled “World Autism Day 2012,” is a great testament to the power of the iDevices...



Proloquo2Go iPad Demo – Click Below to Watch!

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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.