SMALL WINS


Gina Kim, Juno Lee, Rhea Rakshit and I started this project 4 months ago. We recognized that children with autism regress when they move from school to home or other environments because of the lack of consistency of information and structure. Parents, on the other hand, lack the resources and the necessary support to help with this which may result in them feeling isolated and helpless. This is more true for parents who earn a low income.

THE CHALLENGE:

HOW CAN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM TRANSITION BETTER FROM ONE ENVIRONMENT TO THE OTHER, LIKE SCHOOL TO HOME, AND NOT REGRESS?

Small Wins is collaborative platform for low-income parents, teachers and caregivers of the children to share information and resources about the child's behavior and progress.  Gina, Juno and I are continuing work on this project to prototype and design this platform.


Through interviews and online surveys 12 teachers (including behavior analysts and occupational therapists) and 7 parents of children with autism. We also conducted secondary research and read a lot of blogs written on the subject to get insights into the problem of transitioning.


We identified these stakeholders as the potential users of Small Wins. They currently interact within the school as a system. In the coming weeks we will test whether D75 schools in New York City are likely to adopt this platform.


We are following this timeline to complete our project by May 2015. We will be prototyping our first draft of the design soon with teachers and parents. You can view our latest presentation here.

Please contact us for more details or feedback!

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