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Project Spectrum was created to give people on the autism spectrum the opportunity to express their creativity and develop a life skill using Google SketchUp 3D modeling software. The idea for Project Spectrum originated when we began getting phone calls and emails from users telling us about how much kids on the autism spectrum were enjoying SketchUp. As the calls kept coming in, we learned that autistic people tend to be visually and spatially gifted—that, in fact, they think in pictures. When people with these gifts get their hands on powerful, easy-to-use 3D design software like SketchUp, sparks tend to fly.

Update on the Google SketchUp model by Rachel W.

Rachel is the daughter of Theresa K. Wrangham, USAAA Advisory Board Member. Theresa updates us on Rachel’s progress since she started Project Spectrum in 2007.

Rachel is attending Front Range Community College to complete her Associates Degree in MultiMedia. She is a past award recipient of the Skills USA pin design contest, as well as Boulder Valley School District Destination Imagination award recipient. She currently has 9 credits toward her degree and graduated with honors from high school and is a member of the National Technical Honor Society.

The wonderful thing about Project Spectrum is that without that exposure, I don’t know that Rachel would ever have identified her career track. Of course, as parents we know she could change her mind and choose another direction…we are just happy that she has found a direction.”

Learn More …http://www.google.com/educators/spectrum.html

As an educator, you can:
Try Google SketchUp – free 3D design software
Sign up for the Google for Educators Newsletter
Join our online community at the Project Spectrum Google Group
Watch a video on how to get started using SketchUp
Download the Project Spectrum Manual of Lesson Plans



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