We are excited to present a TEDX video from Our Program Director, Aaron McGinley, M.A., on the topic of Autism, Technology, and Social Skills!
Aaron’s career has been filled with highlights exploring the relationship between Autism and Technology. Past accomplishments in this area have included webinars on Cyberbullying, multiple workshops and presentations on Video Game Addiction, and an article in a nationally recognized counseling journal on Social Skills for the 21st Century.
Aaron says “Technology is here and here to stay, whether you have Autism or not, so our job as a community-based program is to support students in developing a healthy relationship with technology. So whether it is helping parents establish healthy boundaries with video game use, educating students on internet safety, or simply doing a little bit of social skill training on e-mail etiquette, I am grateful for the many opportunities that Black Mountain Academy affords me to help students navigate technology use. This TedX talk was a chance to raise awareness within the community , and invite them into the process of supporting our students.”