Thank you for finishing our introductory module! We are still working hard to ensure we are providing value for teachers, parents, and the community. We would love to hear what you thought, as we will be creating and releasing new modules based on your feedback! Additionally, it helps give us data as to the success of our platform to inform future decisions.
We want to be transparent about the purpose, goals, and future of Spectrum Teaching. Currently, we are still in the early stages and working with experts in the field to provide content and modules that we believe to be foundational to teaching children on the autism spectrum.
In the future, we are looking to monetize the site. Our challenge is to balance this impact with sustainability and scalability. Primarily, we need to cover the costs of creating and maintaining this platform. We are exploring a $1.99 monthly subscription, but we currently do not have enough features and content to justify this - we are more than happy to keep it free until then! If we are fortunate enough to profit off of this platform, we will be donating a portion to local charities in Canada, but it's yet to be decided what this number will be.
For this website, our goal for 2018 is to have 5,000 users. We picked this number fairly arbitrarily, but the thought was that this impact will sustain through the years. Ultimately, we truly believe that if just one child gets better education or social support this entire project will be worth it. That being said, it would be great to be able to part of positively influencing the life of 5,000 children (and hopefully more) every year.