DruMeBa is a customizable drumming system promoting collaboration among children with Autism. By combining the communicative and musical power of drumming, DruMeBa creates interaction and an environment for children to connect, communicate, collaborate and create.

DruMeBa Inc.

DruMeBa Inc. is an interactive media, social purpose business whose mandate is to develop systems and software that assist with the development of social, communication and cognitive skills.


  • Director
    Dee Balkissoon
  • Community Involvement
    Orla Garriques
  • Technology and Design
    Cathy Chen

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A Special Thank You

We would like to recognize the members of our initial advisory board. They were tremendously helpful in helping us build our knowledge framework on a variety of topics in the early development of our project.  They were Rhonda McEwen, Ph.D – (Assistant Professor, New Media, Institute of Communication Culture & Information Technology UofT), Jason Nolan, Ph.D (Director Experimental Design & Gaming Environments (EDGE) Lab, Ryerson University,) Stacie Carroll (Ontario Certified Teacher with Specialist Education Beverley School), Ricardo Linares (Musician Cuatro Drummer and parent of an autistic child.) Naresh Vempala, Ph.D (Postdoctoral Research Fellow Science of Music, Auditory Research and Technology (SMART) Lab at Ryerson University).

We would also like to thank Connor Holler for his valuable input as co-creator of the of the early DruMeBa prototype.