Touch Autism is a two person team dedicated to making the best technological apps for autism, Down syndrome and other special needs that we can! The Touch Autism Team is comprised of Jenny Winningham, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Tomas Krones a Software Engineer. The two of us continuously work toward creating technologies that can help people with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities live independent and productive lives.
Tomas Krones, earned his degree in mechatronic engineering in 2006. He has since worked for start-ups in the medical device industry and as a computer programmer. More recently Tom has been building apps for iPhones, iPod Touches and Android handheld devices. Tom is committed to creating apps that are helpful, interesting and fun for people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.
Jenny Winningham, MA, BCBA has worked with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, and other intellectual disabilities for the past 10 years. She has had the unique opportunity to work with people of almost all ages, from early childhood into adulthood, and across a variety of settings. She has worked in public schools, private homes and in the community with clients of varying ages and levels of independence. She has also gotten the opportunity to train all types of caregivers, from behavioral therapists to parents and classroom teachers.
Jenny earned her M.A from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology- Los Angeles. She presented her Master’s thesis "Assessing the Effects of Video-Self Modeling on Generalization of School and Home" at the 29th Annual Regional Conference for the California Association of Behavior Analysis (CalABA 2011). Her Master’s thesis was also presented at the 37th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis Conference (ABAI 2011). In addition, Jenny has presented at the NFAR (National Foundation for Autism Research) teacher’s workshop in October 2009 on Using Video Modeling Successfully in the Classroom. Her Master’s thesis was then funded by an NFAR Autism classroom grant. She has long been interested in using technology to support children with autism, Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.
Tom and Jenny can be reached at [email protected] and deeply appreciate any and all suggestions, comments or complaints about our apps. We are also on-hand if you have any questions about future apps, or any general questions about app development or behavioral treatment for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome or any other intellectual disability.