Category: Jim’s Thoughts

Schools Warned On Speech Services For Kids With Autism

According to The U.S. Department of Education an increasing number of kids on the autism spectrum may not be receiving services from speech-language pathologists at school, (Disability Scoop July 28, 2015) and they are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism. No one will argue that.... Read More > >

Disney’s “Inside Out” Helps Autism Families

Have you seen the latest Disney Pixar movie, “Inside Out”? The newest Disney movie follows Riley, an 11-year-old girl as she moves to a new city and deals with the different emotions such a move entails. The emotions are the characters in the story – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust. While it probably was not an intention.... Read More > >

Autism app prices slashed by 51%

This morning we issued a press release announcing that we are reducing the price of See.Touch.Learn.® Pro by 51% to just $16.99 (USD). That’s the lowest price ever for this autism and special needs app. Why? Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of speaking with hundreds of special education professionals, teachers, behavior consultants, speech.... Read More > >

Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month and Autism Awareness Day Every year as April approaches I start to plan for Autism Awareness Month and Autism Awareness Day. As the president of Brain Parade, a company that builds language development apps for autism, this is obviously an important time of the year. It’s a time when autism takes center stage around the world.... Read More > >

Why aren’t education apps being used?

Unfulfilled promise At Brain Parade we regularly speak with teachers and administrators about the technology tools that they use to work with the special needs students in their classrooms. A common refrain is that there are many education apps that look great on paper and hold great promise in terms of the results that they.... Read More > >

Is it Back to School time already?

Summer always seems to go by fast, but this summer seemed especially brief.  Maybe it’s the prospect of sending two of my three children off the college this fall or perhaps it’s simply all the exciting activity going on at Brain Parade this summer.  As the summer comes to a close, I thought it would.... Read More > >

Brain Parade Appoints Board of Directors

I am proud to announce the appointment of a distinguished group of leaders to our newly formed Board of Directors. Their experience, expertise, and insight will guide Brain Parade in its continued growth, and help us make an even bigger difference in the lives of children with special learning needs. The inaugural members of the.... Read More > >

Brain Parade Partners with Autism Speaks for Mega iPad Giveaway

On Dec. 9 Autism Speaks shipped 800 iPads and 800 copies of See.Touch.Learn. Pro to individuals in the autism community across 46 states. The recipients were between the ages of 4 and 60 years old and were selected from almost 16,000 applicants to the Autism Speaks grant program. Brain Parade is delighted to be a sponsor.... Read More > >

Debra Bryant Joins Brain Parade Advisory Board

 I am delighted to announce that Debra Bryant has joined the Brain Parade Advisory Board. She has been an avid user of See.Touch.Learn. to help her clients achieve successful results since 2011. During our collaboration over the past two years I have always been impressed with her passion for identifying innovative solutions that help.... Read More > >

Brain Parade Secures $700,000 Funding to Support Continued Growth

With three years of successful company growth and continued product innovation, I am delighted to announce the next stage in our company’s history.  We have closed a successful round of funding to accelerate our growth and company expansion. We plan to use the capital to expand our product capabilities and add to our staff. Since our.... Read More > >