New applications for mobile devices aim to help children with autism communicate and make progress in therapy. Apps can provide a daily agenda to help organize activities, and collections of images can aid communication the way paper pictures do without having to carry bulky folders around. This fall, HP will hold an event called "Hacking Autism" to develop new apps. "We're crowdsourcing ideas directly from the families, researchers, scientists," said James Taylor, director of HP's Innovation Program Office.

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