Dr. Tony Attwood
"Music and throwing are great components to stimulating users that use the DiscJam"
Pictured Left: Dr. Tony Attwood and DiscJam founder Alex Dassise stand with the DiscJam.
Dr. Attwood believes that the DiscJam will make an incredible impact for people living with autism spectrum disorder. He had never seen anything like the DiscJam and commented that the combination of “Music” and “throwing” are great components to stimulating users that own the DiscJam.
Dr. Tony Attwood is a clinical psychologist, specialized in autism spectrum disorders. He’s the author of, Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals, which has sold over 350,000 copies and has been translated into over 25 languages. Seiji’s Bridge got to meet him at the 2016 West Coast Autism Conference in Sacramento, furthermore, he has spoken on the topic of autism at many national and international conferences. Dr. Tony Attwood has helped many thousands of people on the autism spectrum and provides training courses all over the world. Another book,The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, was published in October 2006 and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome. You can learn more about Dr. Tony Attwood at: http://www.tonyattwood.com.au
Dr. Tony Attwood’s professional qualifications: Ph.D. from University of London, UK (1984); M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey, UK (1975); B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology from the University of Hull, UK (1973) and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia & Consulting Psychologist to Minds & Hearts Clinic in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Dr. Jed Baker
“I endorsed the DiscJam as a motivating social learning tool for those with ASD”
Dr. Jed Baker is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award winning author of five books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; and No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, Fox News, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel. –http://www.jedbaker.com/
Meeting Dr. Baker, he was very excited and interested about the DiscJam. He immediately saw potential and specific ways that it could be used with patients he works with. In conversation, he helped us think of a hide and go seek game that DiscJam owners currently use today!
“there isn’t a single kid in the elementary level who doesn’t love them"
Lucas Steuber, MA-T MS CCC/SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist who works as an educational technology consultant in addition to maintaining a private practice and serving under contract in the public schools in Washington State through the fantastic organization PediaStaff. He is the director of clinical research and development for the iOS app FreeSpeech, which was the first special education iOS app to be featured by Apple in the “Best New App” category overall and won best of show in its category at CES Asia in 2016. He also serves on multiple nonprofit boards, including sitting on the strategic planning and external planning committees of the Autism Society of America. For more information visit www.lukesteuber.com, or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucas Steuber believes that “there isn’t a single kid in the elementary level who doesn’t love them.. the DiscJam and Eli have become a reward… [they] are a great sensory experience”. Lucas works with children from infancy to early adulthood in the areas of speech, language, and social thinking. He specializes in design and intervention of augmentative and alternative communication, as well as low-incidence disorders. Check out Lucas’ website to learn more about his renounced writing, speaking, news interviews, clinical case studies, and more!