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Publications

"Grandparents of grandchildren with autism spectrum disorders: Strengthening relationships through technology activities", Wright, S., D'Astous, V., Wright, C., Diener, M. (2012). International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 75(2), 169-184.

"SketchUp™: A Technology Tool to Facilitate Intergenerational Family Relationships for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)." Wright, C., Diener, M., Dunn, L., Wright, S. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2, December 2011 135–149 DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-3934.2011.02100.x .

Presentations

"The Challenge and Promise of Auism Spectrum Disrders in Adulthood and Aging (1990-2013)." Scott Wright, Denise Brooks, Val D'Astous, Temple Grandin (2012). Presentation at the 65th Annual Scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

“Grandparents of Grandchildren with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Strengthening Relationships Through Technology Activities”, Valerie D’ Astous, Scott Wright, Cheryl Wright, Marissa Diener (2012). Presentation at the 65th Annual Scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

"Sketchup as an community-based education intervention program for youth on the autism spectrum." Cheryl Wright, Scott Wright, Lou Dunn, Laura Linnell, Deborah Rafferty, Autism Society of Boulder, Boulder, CO., October, 2012

"Sketchup as an community-based intervention program for youth on the autism spectrum." Cheryl Wright, Scott Wright, Cheri Daily, Google Data Center, The Dalles, OR., July 2012.

"Enhancing family connections via technology (Google SketchUp) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders." Val D'Astous, Cheryl Wright, Marissa Diener, Louise Dunn, Scott Wright, The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities World Congress, Nova Scotia, Canada, July 2012

"Grandparents of Grandchildren with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Strengthening Relationships through Technology Activities." Val D’Astous, Center on Aging Research Retreat, March 2012

"Using participatory video to facility communication among children on the autism spectrum."Presentation at the Utah State Capitol, January, 2012

"SketchUp™: A Technology Tool to Facilitate Intergenerational Family Relationships for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)." Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, December, 2011.

"Digital Engagement: Using technology to facilitate social and creative skills in children on the autism spectrum." Presentation at National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), November, 2011.

"Tech Talk." iSTAR5 presentation at Google-Boulder, November, 2011.