Robots Helping Danville Children With Autism

Robots Helping Danville Children With Autism

A three year pilot program has begun in Danville’s Public Schools using robots to help improve the social skills of students with autism.  The Danville Public School Foundation and District 118 are sharing the cost.

Michele Craig, who teaches children with severe and profound disabilities at Mark Denman Elementary School, says the program has already had some early success….

 

But Craig says she realizes the program cannot help all students…

‘’It’s just one more tool in the toolbox.  The most important tool is the teachers,’’ said Bob Richard, Executive Director of the Danville Public School Foundation.  The Foundation received funding for the three MILO Robots through grants from Iroquois Federal Foundation and the Wheeler Foundation, along with a donation from the Danville Chapter of AMBUCS.  Danville District 118 is providing the funding for the curriculum.

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