Teaching Technology to Kids who Learn Differently

Year Round Weekend and Weeklong Workshops

Guest Visits with Tech Professionals

Learn to Code

Mix Sound Effects

Make and Create

Be the Techie of Tomorrow

Create Digital Media

Join a Community

Build New Friendships

Create Websites

Expand Your Social Skills

Make Digital Games

Tech Kids Unlimited is a not-for-profit technology-based educational organization for kids ages 8 to 18 with special needs, which empowers and inspires the next generation of digital natives to learn, create, develop and share the tools of technology.

His tech skill improved dramatically. As parents, we have become more supportive of tech because we have seen how meaningful it is for our son. I think his switch from a passive consumer of tech to a user-creator was very important for his sense of himself and for our understanding of what he can do when he is motivated.

Anna P, Mom of Student

It’s a great place to make friends and learn a ton of new stuff!

John, TKU Student

Create a Viral Video Workshop

I loved doing Photoshop. I did not know you could actually animate in Photoshop.

Jonas, TKU Student

I-Stop Animation Workshop

Helping these students has opened my eyes to their potential. It has been truly inspiring to see them walk into the classroom eager and see them leave as a knowledgeable techie. Building a strong technology foundation will give them many opportunities that they would have not otherwise had.

Cristina Ulerio

TKU Counselor

Every kid deserves to be digitally literate, but none more so than those with special needs whose ability to contribute to society may hinge on their proven facility with new languages and logics that often confound the rest of us mere mortals.

Douglas Rushkoff

Media Theorist / Professor Queens College

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Supported By: The FAR Fund, Goldman Sachs Gives, and The New York Community Trust.
Tech Kids Unlimited is also supported by gifts from generous individuals.

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April 24th, 2015 at 9:02am
RT @LeosAtOAG: Meltdowns at home following an anxiety filled day at school are common, it's not a reflection on you as a parent.
April 22nd, 2015 at 4:35pm
RT @SFARIorg: What brain imaging is telling us: Autism affects social systems in boys; emotional regulation in girls - Kevin Pelphrey, ASF'…
April 22nd, 2015 at 4:35pm
RT @Erica_DeWald: Dr. Pelphrey: Girls w/autism are more likely to have problems w/emotion regulation & anxiety not social issues like boys …

TKU founder helps put together this conference--it promises to be a very informative day!
Eighth Annual Hilibrand Autism Symposium
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Autism Grown Up: Building the Future Together What does the future hold for adults on the autism spectrum? Join us for a one-day symposium highlighting new innovations presented by major change-makers in the field. From healthcare needs to new therapeutic models to employment strategies, building the future for individuals on the spectrum has never been more vital than now. Please join us for a special one-hour after-conference webinar dialogue from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. with self-advocate Amy Gravino as she discusses the triumphs and challenges of being a young woman with Autism Spectrum Disorder. View the Symposium and webinar on livestream here: www.ujafedny.org/what-we-do/help-people-in-need/autism-symposium/ Tickets required for this event. For tickets visit: nyjewi.sh/HilibrandAutismSymposium

Eighth Annual Hilibrand Autism Symposium

April 28, 2015, 8:30am - April 28, 2015, 3:30pm

UJA-Federation of New York - 130 E. 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

Autism Grown Up: Building the Future Together What does the future hold for adults on the autism spectrum? Join us for a one-day symposium highlighting new innovations presented by major change-makers in the field. From healthcare needs to new therapeutic models to employment strategies, building the future for individuals on the spectrum has never been more vital than now. Please join us for a special one-hour after-conference webinar dialogue from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. with self-advocate Amy Gravino as she discusses the triumphs and challenges of being a young woman with Autism Spectrum Disorder. View the Symposium and webinar on livestream here: www.ujafedny.org/what-we-do/help-people-in-need/autism-symposium/ Tickets required for this event. For tickets visit: nyjewi.sh/HilibrandAutismSymposium

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TKU was highlighted today at Games for Change festival in NYC.
Game Design as a Tool for Self-Advocacy (11:30-11:40am) All children deserve digital literacy, but none can benefit from it as greatly as those with special needs. Children on the autism spectrum often suffer anxiousness about self-advocacy or speaking up for themselves. Through technology and the newfound accessibility of game development software, Tech Kids Unlimited in New York City has seen students discover their voice through programming, art, and game design. With James Marion.
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Tech Kids Unlimited
NYU’s Media and Games Network
2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor
ATTN: Eric Maiello
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Beth Rosenberg,
Director:
Beth@TechKidsUnlimited.org

Cristina Ulerio,
Program & Media Manager:
Cristina@TechKidsUnlimited.org

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