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Teaching Technology to Students
Who
Learn Differently

Mission


Tech Kids Unlimited is on a mission to empower neurodiverse students’ lives through computer science principles and technological skills. A NYC-based not-for-profit educational organization, TKU inspires students with disabilities to create and share technology in a supportive individualized environment. By addressing gaps in access to accessible educational experiences with technology, TKU strives to change the paradigm for education and employment for neurodiverse students.

Our Approach

Learn Technology

We teach computer science principles and technology skills not only to increase students’ employability but also to enhance and expand their personal interests and passions for an increased quality of life.

Build Social Skills

At TKU we focus on the individual needs of the student. Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills are fundamental to success and are interwoven into all aspects of our programming.

Join a Community

TKU is a supportive community of peers, parents and families. For many of our students this is the first time they have felt safe, comfortable and fully supported to learn and have fun.   

Our Model

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

UDL learning concepts are based on the latest brain science and evidence-based educational practices which emphasize the use of digital technology.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

SEL encompasses five competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.

Connected Learning

Connected learning is made up of three components: personal interests/passions, supportive relationships, and opportunities.

Design Thinking

Design thinking provides a very specific solution-based approach to solving problems There are five stages of Design Thinking: Empathize, Define (the problem), Ideate, Prototype, and Test.

Project-Based Learning

Students engage in solving real-world problems over an extended period of time at the end of which they have a final product to present to an audience.

"Because of you, [he] has had a super fun and productive summer. Tech Kids was a complete lifesaver. We are so grateful. You guys did an outstanding job."

A.

Parent

"It gave me an opportunity to do real, professional graphic design and learn about the field, and it taught me about a lot of useful programs to use. It's a great program with great teachers."

O.

Student, Age 14

Our Impact

88% of students displayed significant enjoyment and positive emotions throughout workshops.
73% of parents believed their teen gained skills to help secure future employment.
According to parents and staff, 77% of youth participants indicated significant gains in technology skills after 1 week.
72% of parents believed their child gained new friendships and peers at Tech Kids Unlimited.

Programs Offered

Tech Kids Unlimited offers a variety of workshops throughout the year for students ages 7-21. Workshop topics include learning coding, graphic design, video editing, music production, web design, digital art, and more.

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Student Work

Students learn through tinkering and producing tech projects. Student work is shared with peers and parents.

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