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Arshya Vahabzadeh

Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD is a physician-technologist who works alongside Julie at Brain Power. Brain Power has created a digital coach that runs on smart glasses, to empower children with autism and adults to teach themselves social and cognitive skills toward happy self-sufficiency. The “Empowered Brain” runs on Google Glass and can teach children and adults how to recognize emotions, improve their ability to handle transitions/changes in activities, and to improve their attention to important social and facial cues. Using smartglasses, like Google Glass, rather than tablets or phones that require looking down, encourages social interaction with others, keeping people heads-up, hands-free, and engaged with their families and the world. Brain Power recently received over $130,000 of funding through the autism community. The United States Congress has also directly awarded a substantial autism technology grant to the company. The technology is ready to pre-order, and further information can be found on the website.

How a Woman with ASD Found Her Dream Job at Brain Power

How a Woman with ASD Found Her Dream Job at Brain Power

Julie Esris – A Graphic Design Lead at Brain Power, and an Autism Advocate Julie Esris always knew she had a creative flair and a talent for art, and she believes that society needs to rethink its perceptions of people with autism in the workplace. Julie now has a rewarding job working as the graphic […]

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