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Ladislas de Toldi

Ladislas de Toldi is the CEO and cofounder of Leka, a startup set on changing the way children with development disorders learn, play, and progress through a robotic smart toy of the same name. Ladislas has a long history with exceptional children, from families and friends to volunteering in several organizations, so he’s very familiar with the cause. In 2011, while at university, he discovered that his design teacher’s son was diagnosed with autism. Together with classmate (and eventual co-founder of Leka) Marine Couteau, they started working with their teacher to develop a toy that would both help his son learn and communicate, and thus Leka was born. Ladislas graduated from the Ecole de Biologie Industrielle with a degree in Biotech Engineering.

Best Ways to Integrate Tech and Gadget-Like Toys with Autism

They don’t make toys like they used to. It’s not uncommon to still see the dolls and action figures of yesteryear, but as we have progressed scientifically and experienced innovative breakthroughs across technologies, toys today are more than that. They’re interactive companions, sometimes designed from a pure entertainment perspective. And, more often than not, they […]

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