Ottawa Business Journal – David Sali
A pair of Ottawa residents are among the candidates for a prestigious national award that honours innovative thinking.
Natasha D’Souza and Ralph Serin have qualified as nominees for the 2015 Manning Innovation Awards, the local chapter of the awards foundation announced this week.
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The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is nurturing 15 brain technology entrepreneurs from around the province, and will soon announce several more. Another of OBI’s entrepreneurs, Natasha D’Souza, also showcased her innovation at the recent Discovery conference in Toronto. D’Souza, an electrical engineer by training, has produced Zeely Adventures, a game-like software system that teaches kids with special needs how to recognize emotions in others – something that most children pick up naturally, but which kids with autism, Down’s, ADHD, fetal alcohol syndrome and other disorders must be taught.
Canadian Healthcare Technology – Jerry Zeidenberg
Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day, and The Agenda is exploring this important topic in several ways. Wednesday’s program is completely devoted to the issue, and we have a number of online features on Autism as well.
The Agends with Steve Paikin
In the above interview, she talks about her app and how important it is for schools to get better at identifying in children the social deficits that are symptoms of these sorts of disorders.
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580 CFRA News Talk Radio – Shelley McLean
Zeely Adventures – On Target Ottawa
A smile might be a simple way to communicate, but it can be confusing to a child with autism or Asperger Syndrome.
Zeely Adventures is a new app geared to help kids with similar learning disabilities interpret facial expressions. Games with colourful characters teach youth under 10 how to decode frowns and tears and are more fun than therapy, says Natasha D’Souza, the app’s developer.
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A west-Ottawa mom is using her engineering expertise to help improve education for children with autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Ottawa Community News
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For Natasha D’Souza, that has meant lending a hand to children with learning disabilities.
Ottawa Sun – Michael Aubry
With kids of her own, it’s a project D’Souza holds very dear and she says it couldn’t have become a reality without Carleton’s program.
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