Core77 & Autism Speaks are proud to launch Autism Connects, an international student design competition to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Design students are invited to produce new and innovative technology-based solutions to assist individuals with ASD in their communications with others and, in doing so, to increase the public's understanding of this unique and growing population.
Special Jury Award
The jury will award a grand prize of $5,000 to one individual or team. In addition, Autism Speaks will award creators (or one representative in the case of a team entry) of the top three designs a $1,000 stipend and registration fees to attend the 2011 International Meeting for Autism Research, to be held May 12 to 14, 2011 in San Diego, CA, where they will be invited to present their design concept.
Popular Vote Prize (Community Prize)
$1,000 - First Place
$500 - Second Place
$250 - Third to Sixth Place
Competition Opens: January 3rd, 2011
Competition Closes: March 30th, 2011
Voting Closed: April 6th, 2011