INVIRTUA Animation for Autism joins thousands of families, doctors, therapists, companies and universities to help those who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The number of boys and girls who are affected by ASD continues to escalate.
Our work over the years with live animation and virtual reality has shown us the way to reach the “inner child” in normal adults, for the purpose of entertainment and attention-getting. Along the way, we’ve also experienced an sessions where our work with animated avatars, virtual reality worlds and other technologies is beneficial to some of those children who are autistic.
Nearly everyone we’ve ever met loves cartoon characters, and when people have that first-time ever experience of speaking with a cartoon and having it talk back, they are often thrilled and amazed. It gives them an emotional connection to memories of watching Disney or Warner Bros. movies as children, when they were learning how to relate to the world. In fact, most of the Disney movies taught powerful lessons in life and how to live well.
Neuroscientists at several major universities are now organizing studies into virtual reality and autism to learn just how much influence animated characters can have, and if they can help other children on the autism spectrum, as effectively as Owen was helped.
We believe live animation in particular has a lot to offer, because of its flexibility, ease of use and the creative opportunities for teaching with real engagement and impact.
Who We Serve
- Autism Treatment Centers 25%
- Autism Therapists 50%
- Parents 15%
- Other Caregivers 10%