The ‘Autism Xpress’has been created to help promote greater awareness about autism spectrum disorders. It is designed to encourage people with autism to recognizes and express their emotions through its fun and easy to use interface.
Autism is a lifelong disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to other people and the world around them. Those affected typically display major impairments in three areas: social interaction, communication and behavior (restricted interests and repetitive behaviors).
Part of the reason for creating ‘Autism Xpress’ is that People with autism have trouble interpreting emotions and understanding what different facial expressions may represent.
1 in 160 children have autism in some form, making it twice as common as cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, childhood deafness or blindness and ten times more common than childhood leukemia. Despite the prevalence of this condition, for which there is no cure, awareness and access to appropriate services remains remarkably low.