A humanoid robot that engages learners with autism and delivers lessons with embedded evidence-based practices that teach social, emotional and behavior skills.
This revolutionary robot is an exciting tool for educators. Using Robots4Autism’s comprehensive curriculum, Milo teaches learners with ASD how to identify and imitate emotions and expressions, and demonstrates appropriate social behavior and responses.
...for Educators & Specialists.
Learning is Engagement
Robots4Autism integrates a variety of evidence based practices shown to improve social skills in students with autism (tools most of us are already using), packaged together in a highly systematic way, and delivered using Milo. Partnering a humanoid robot with a social and emotional curriculum provides a tool for evidence based practices to “unpack” social skills for students with autism.
- Robots as technology aided instruction
- Social narratives
- Video modeling
- Visual supports (picture symbol icons)
- Natural modeling
- Prompting verbal and visual
- Reinforcement of target behaviors
- Social skills training
...for Public & Private Partners.
More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder costing U.S. citizens approximately $236-262 billion annually. A majority of these costs are in adult services – $175-196 billion, compared to $61-66 billion for children. The U.S. cost of autism over the lifespan is about $2.4 million for a person with an intellectual disability, or $1.4 million for a person without intellectual disability.
The cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention. In addition, and possibly more important is the positive short term cost benefit and immediate impact to learners with ASD through the Robots4Autism program.
The Robots4Autism program has demonstrated effective and efficient social and emotional skill development for learners with ASD resulting in improved outcomes and significant cost avoidance to schools and school systems.
...for Parents & Families.
A non-threatening way for children to practice their communication and social skills.
Milo the robot is designed to be interesting and approachable for learners with ASD. He can walk, talk and even model human facial expressions. Milo never gets frustrated or tired. He consistently delivers lessons in a way that INDIVIDUALS with autism respond to. This recurring positive experience creates an environment in which people can learn and thrive. Robots4Autism helps individuals with ASD improve their social and behavioral skills and gain the confidence they need to succeed academically and socially.
We’re honored that so many school districts and therapy centers use Robots4Autism to teach social skills to their students. Take a look at how just a few of them are using Milo the robot to increase the learning performance of students with autism.
R4A SCHOOL GRANT PROGRAM
In partnership, Robokind and The Autism Society are launching the Robots4Autism School Grant Program. The success of the Robots4Autism program to teach positive behaviors that learners with ASD adopt, is crucial for their success in school, their ability to better function in society and adds greatly to create a more tranquil home life improving the quality of life for families.
The skills learned through the Robots4Austism program improve social skills and understanding creating more engagement with family and peers and reducing isolation. The grant will raise funds from various donors; such as parents and family members as well as charitable foundations, in order to make Milo more accessible in schools throughout the United States.
Robots4Autism is a clinically tested curriculum program that combines ABA and evidenced-based practices into 106 lessons that incorporates 1,500 videos depicting social situations through Milo, a humanoid robot. Milo was developed by Robokind, a leader in facial robotics technology. Students on the autistic spectrum are 20 times more engaged with Milo than with human instructors.
The Robots4Autism Program is currently being used to advance the social ability of students with autism in over 100 school districts. Your donation will help bring Milo into a school near you. For more information, please visit www.Robokindrobots.com/Robots4Autism.
The Robots4Autism curriculum and its delivery by Milo the robot is based on research and best practices that show that children with autism are often more comfortable and engaged with robots than when working with a human therapist alone.