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“Implement a strengths-
based and family-focused technology and education program that values neurodiversity and provides youth with learning opportunities to realize their full potential across the life course."

Funding and Awards to the iSTAR5 project


Social Enterprise Award, 2014, Columbus Foundation/Salt Lake City School District


Governor's Office of Economic Development, Techonology, Commercialization, Innovation Program (TCIP)


Utah Autism Foundation


Tpping into Tech Talent in Students with Autism Spectum Disorder (ASD): Google Community Grant


iSTAR Program Implementation, Trimble/Boulder


Wright, C., iSTAR Program Implementation, University of Central Florida CARD


RocketHub: Developing Tech Talent in Students with ASD


McCarthey Family Foundation


University of Utah Interdisciplinary Research Program     


University of Utah Community-Based Research Program 


Tina and Mike Moerer       


Google (Boulder, CO)   


Utah Early Childhood Inter-institutional Consortium     


Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (U of U)


University of Utah Funding

Wright, C., Diener, M., Wright, S., & Dunn, L. An Unexpected Journey into the Lives of Families and Children with ASD. U of U Community Based Research Program (2012-13)


Wright, C., Diener, M., Wright, S., & Dunn, L. SketchUp: A Technology Tool to Facilitate Social Interactions with Children with ASD. Interdisciplinary Research Grant (2011-12)



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