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Articles by Jamie Menhall
Jamie Menhall is a 12th grader at BU Academy High School. Jamie is also the Founder and CEO of GoFAR Foundation (www.gofarfoundation.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting research that will empower autistic kids through the use of technology. He recently completed an internship at the Stepping Stones Center for Autism Treatment in Dubai, for which he completed 40 hours of Applied Behavior Analysis training in autism spectrum disorders, and worked with young autistic children. In addition to his involvement with autism therapy and research, Jamie is a skilled computer programmer, an expert skier, an accomplished piano player, and a karate practitioner. He is also an avid football follower.
Many parents these days are worried about their children’s use of digital media. One of the most common concerns is that using tablets and smartphones to communicate with others will result in loss of social skills.