COSPATIAL is a 3 year project (2009-2012) funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. The project investigates the use of collaborative technologies to support the teaching of social skills for children with autism spectrum conditions.

Several educational applications have been developed by COSPATIAL project partners at the University of Nottingham and Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Italy in partnership with the University of Southampton, University of Haifa and Bar Ilan University (Israel).

The applications use novel technologies to support a variety of tasks promoting cooperation and collaboration. They have been developed using a participatory design approach, where teachers, therapists, experts and children have all been involved regularly in the creation and refinement of the programmes.

The activities from COSPATIAL which will be used in the project may be seen in the videos below.


Block Challenge

Talk 2 U 



pdficonsmallThe COSPATIAL project flyer (pdf; opens in new window)

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