Project Spectrum

by beagooddad on April 27, 2009

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I went to Google tonight to look something up and noticed that there is a link just below the search box that says:

Children with autism express their creativity in 3D. Follow Project Spectrum by Google.

That’s some pretty prime real estate.

The Project Spectrum page describes itself as:

Project Spectrum was created to give people with autism the opportunity to express their creativity and develop a life skill using Google SketchUp 3D modeling software.

And the Google SketchUP 3D modeling software is software (for Windows and Mac) that lets people create 3D models of houses, objects, etc.

Apparently, Google has been running this Project Spectrum since November 2007. I must have been busy adjusting to feeding a baby all through the night.

I’m tickled that Google runs the Project Spectrum program. It seems like such a cool way to provide cool tools and then a community to let the kids with autism interact and highlight their work. It is such a positive vibe type of things that says nothing about curing but more about showcasing people with autism doing cool things.

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