First Advisor

James, Mark S.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Software and Information Systems


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

163 pages


Abalta is a school, based in Galway, designed to educate children who suffer from autism. The school was borne out of the identified need for children with autism to get a specific focused education. In July, 2001, four sets of parents came together, using their own personal funds, to establish the school and had it up and running by September, 2001. It took months of hard work, political negotiating, and lobbying, culminating with a high court case to attain funding from the state. In today's Internet-oriented world, a web application is essential for businesses, organiiations and individuals to optimiie their impact on the world: to reach more people, be more efficient, learn more and achieve their goals. As Abalta School is ever expanding, there is an extensive need for a web portal for the school. A web portal will provide the school with a means of sharing information on autism and answering questions that people may have. Currently, when a person requires information, they contact the school and the school principle is the person who answers questions. The principle can spend at any one time, up to an hour answering questions on the telephone, sending brochures to people and explaining the methodologies used by the school. Having a web portal would enable the staff and employees of Abalta to save time and effort by directing people to the web portal where questions can be answered and sought-after information can be found.

Date of Award

Fall 2007

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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