Assistive technology and autism research

Providing early intervention support tools for children with autism.


We realised the enormous potential for pattern recognition in providing support tools for children with autism.

Early intervention is vital for children with autism to help them make sense of their world. However, intensive early intervention can be difficult to access, and expensive. The TOBY Playpad helps parents to commence early intervention in an affordable way at home.

“My three-year-old was non-verbal (except for ‘no!’) and couldn’t imitate, match or sort. With TOBY I finally had some direction. Now my son can imitate, knows his colours and shapes, and can match. He’s also starting to approximate words. A BIG thank you to the TOBY people! We’re so excited by our son’s progress and thankful to have been on this trial!” Oscar’s Mum