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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 26 2014 10:44 AM UTC +00:00

About

•About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. (click the image to go to the CDC site)
•About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. (click the image to go to the CDC site)

Spectrum Keys Was Created by a Teacher to Help Parents and  Educators Implement Research- Driven Tools That Build   Communication and Social Skills of Children on the Autistic Spectrum.

 Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Benefit from a Visually Structured Environment.

Research Supports This.... Lots and Lots of Research.....

Visit our website to read some of the research that has been done of the effectiveness of these tools
Visit our website to read some of the research that has been done of the effectiveness of these tools

But there is a HUGE disconnect between research and implementation....

Because the researchers  do their studies in isolation.... they don't look at how it works with other children in the home, or other students in a class.... all of whom also have needs that must be met.

And so Spectrum Keys was Created by a Teacher and a Mom who realized that technology has advanced to the point that it is possible to create videos and stories for children to maximize every learning opportunity for an individual child.

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Video Modeling Tool Example:

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Play with
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Spectrum Keys Visual Schedule Example:

A sample of a very basic "First/ Then" visual schedule.
A sample of a very basic "First/ Then" visual schedule.

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Spectrum Keys Picture Pack Image Example:

One of the Images from the "Getting a Haircut" picture pack. This image is also found in the video modeling tool and in the social success story.
One of the Images from the "Getting a Haircut" picture pack. This image is also found in the video modeling tool and in the social success story.
Another example of a single image card
Another example of a single image card

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This is called an "If/Then" Board.   It is used to help children anticipate and understand consequences of thier behaviors.
This is called an "If/Then" Board. It is used to help children anticipate and understand consequences of thier behaviors.

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A visual reminder that can be hung on the wall during cough and cold season
A visual reminder that can be hung on the wall during cough and cold season

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Spectrum Keys Has Already Created the Tools:

With 55 Video Modeling Tools, 120+ Stories & Schedules and more than 2000 images- the 3 year journey is nearing the finish line. An this is where the Kickstarter Community Comes In

A list of the 53 Spectrum Keys Videos That Have Been Completed (to date).
A list of the 53 Spectrum Keys Videos That Have Been Completed (to date).

A $3500 funding Goal 

Of course it is just the start. With 1 in 68 children on the autism spectrum,  the needs of  parents and educators grows every day- while the time limitations get tighter  and tighter. Spectrum Keys is Committed to providing  affordable, effective tools and getting them into the hands of  families and classrooms. $3500 is the bare minimum we need to create a strong marketing push over the summer, with the goal of having these tools in classrooms and in homes for the beginning of the school year.

If we exceed this goal, and we hope we will, every additional penny will go towards creating new Video Modeling Tools and Social Success Stories over the Summer. You help is  greatly appreciated!

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The actress in most of the videos is my own (now 11-year old) daughter. This is a note that she wrote when she was in 2nd grade. It explains her willingness to work on this project (and makes her mom very proud).
The actress in most of the videos is my own (now 11-year old) daughter. This is a note that she wrote when she was in 2nd grade. It explains her willingness to work on this project (and makes her mom very proud).

Risks and challenges

This project is very close to completion. The only risks might be that the backer understand that these tools are carefully designed for children with autism. They are not videos about autism. Note: We can mail them to the backer or wait up to 12 months to mail if you would like them to be a gift for a specific child, family, teacher or school. However, they will not be ready in time for end of school year teacher gifts this year (June 2014).

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    SOCIAL STORIES:
    A printed and bound copy of any book from any of the Spectrum Keys standard series. Chose from Social Skills storybook (which contains more than one story), OR a Visual Schedulse Book OR a Visual Rules Book.

    International Shipping is $5.25 but shipping anywhere in the USA is Free. If you prefer to have the book sent to somebody as a gift, or to a school, we can mail any time in the next 12 months with an (optional) note card from you.

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    VIDEO MODELING :

    Any DVD (containing between 7 and 12 video modeling tools each) from any of the Spectrum
    Keys Series of your choosing.

    International Shipping is $5.75 an we cannot guarantee that the DVD will play on all foreign systems. Shipping anywhere in the USA is Free.

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    VIDEO MODELING and SOCIAL STORIES:

    A DVD containing between 7 and 12 video modeling tools each from any of the Spectrum
    Keys Series of your choosing.

    PLUS
    A printed and bound copy of any book in any of the Spectrum Keys standard series. Chose from Social Skills storybook (which contains more than one story), OR a Visual Schedules Book OR a Visual Rules Book.

    International Shipping is $9.75 and we cannot guarantee that the DVD will play on all foreign systems. Shipping anywhere in the USA is Free.

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    SOCIAL STORIES:
    Any FIVE printed and bound books from any of the Spectrum Keys standard series. Chose from Social Skills storybook (which contains more than one story), OR a Visual Schedules Book OR a Visual Rules Book.

    International Shipping is $12.75 but shipping anywhere in the USA is Free. If you prefer to have the books sent to somebody as a gift, or to a school, we can mail any time in the next 12 months with an (optional) note card from you.

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    VIDEO MODELING :

    Any FIVE DVD's (each containing between 7 and 12 video modeling tools) from any of the Spectrum Keys Series of your choosing.

    International Shipping is $12.75 an we cannot guarantee that the DVD will play on all foreign systems. Shipping anywhere in the USA is Free.

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    VIDEO MODELING and SOCIAL STORIES: Any FIVE DVD's containing between 7 and 12 video modeling tools each from any of the Spectrum Keys Series of your choosing. PLUS A printed and bound copy of any five books in any of the Spectrum Keys standard series. Chose from Social Skills storybook (which contains more than one story), OR a Visual Schedules Book OR a Visual Rules Book. International Shipping is $15.75 and we cannot guarantee that the DVD will play on all foreign systems. Shipping anywhere in the USA is Free. If you prefer to have the videos and book sent to somebody as a gift, or sent to a school, we can mail any time in the next 12 months with an (optional) note card from you.

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    The Entire Collection of VIDEO MODELING and SOCIAL STORIES: All SEVEN DVD's (containing between 7 and 12 video modeling tools each) from any of the Spectrum Keys Series of your choosing. PLUS All NINE printed and bound copies of the Spectrum Keys standard series. This includes 7 Social Skills Storybooks (which contains more than one story), and Visual Schedules Book and a Visual Rules Book. International Shipping is $15.75 ( we cannot guarantee that the DVD will play on all foreign systems.) Shipping anywhere in the USA is Free. If you prefer to have the videos and book sent to somebody as a gift, or sent to a school, we can mail any time in the next 12 months with an (optional) note card from you.

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