This year 2019, United Nations centered the Autism Awareness Day Observance on "Assistive Technologies, Active Participation" .
For the United Nations, the rights of persons with disabilities, including persons with autism, as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), are an integral part of its mandate. .
In order to even the divide attributed in their communication, behavioral and social life style - The Africa Education Technology in Lagos state Nigeria is calling on software & App developers to join in the hackathon challenge to create an assistive app that will improve the learning skills of autistic children and adults in schools. .
Registration for this competition is on the flyer. .
Amazing prizes and access to professional global opportunities is a GIVEN!
For many people on the autism spectrum, access to affordable assistive technologies is a prerequisite to being able to exercise their basic human rights.
This offer cuts across technologists in app development, andriod development, roboticists, coders, programmers, women in technology, students who have the strong desire to proffer social change using technology and lastly the stakeholders in educational and special needs spaces.