On the last Expressive Mom Show, the topic covered was autism. I interviewed the owner of Autism Village, Topher Wurts. Topher has been around the block a few times in the world of business where he was known for bringing together marketing, technology and teamwork. After learning his son Kirby had autism, he was floored. He and his family had become one of 2.8 million families in the U.S. who have been affected by autism. Wurts didn’t know where to turn. In his mind there wasn’t much out there to help him to understand autism and how to cope with all the problems that come with it. Most importantly, he didn’t know where to go for help even though he had carefully reviewed the offerings from the five known U.S. autism organizations such as Autism Speaks and Autism Society of America. So, putting his entrepreneurial hat on, he invented Autism Village. Topher revealed Autism Village and what it offers families dealing with autism. It like a Yelp type of app where places can be shown as “autism friendly” or not by ratings and recommendations. The app comes out in July 2015. Be sure to listen to the podcast below to learn more about this app, and about autism.
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