What is TATTS, Inc.?

TATTS, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that leverages drones to develop social and employment skills for people on the autism spectrum while building quality 3D products. TATTS is located in the Madison, WI (USA) area and focuses its programming in and around the Madison area.

TATTS offers its programming FREE of charge to its members and does so through the generous donations it receives. TATTS obtained 501(c)(3) status in January, 2018.

With drones and real-time aerial imagery and video, TATTS allows team members to see the world around them from a different perspective.  We work on social and employment skills throughout various stages of the process including construction and/or maintenance of the drone fleet, planning and executing missions in the field, and post-processing the imagery and video into high end, desirable products.

Some of the products TATTS team members produce are:
  1. Video or still shots of a location or event
  2. Georeferenced imagery
  3. Orthophotos and digital surface models
  4. Point clouds 
Throughout the entire process we emphasize safety (both for TATTS team members and those in the locations where we are flying), we follow legal requirements and best practices for drone flight (keep the drone within visual line of sight, <400' in altitude, & >5 miles from an airport), and we focus on both the process by which we get there and the end product.

See how TATTS got started back in early 2012 by reading and watching our original KickStarter campaign here.  


  1. HI Paul! I sent a message via Facebook but I wasn't sure if it would get to you. Your program came up in my Google alerts today, and I read about it with great interest. I'm involved with the local Autism Society, and we're looking for new programs to support in 2015 - and I LOVE what you're doing. I also noticed you thought you may need to charge a fee for 2015 participants... I was thinking that this program might be a great candidate for a community grant and as a 501c3 the Autism Society may be able to help secure one for you for this project so it continues to be easily accessible for families. I'd love to talk about this more. Please get in touch if you'd be interested? I'm at autismsouthcentral@gmail.com Thanks so much -- have a Happy Thanksgiving! ~Danielle Tolzmann

  2. Check out this list of Autism Resources http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-resources-parents/

  3. Dear sirs, hello!

    I'm Manuel Martínez - Director of Communications for Latin America/ DJI.

    Please, a Brazilian media (Globo TV) asked me an information about your project. They want to know if you have scientific data regarding how drones have helped autistic children.

    Do you have any information regarding, e.g.:

    - how drones had contributed to accelerate the social inclusion process in benefit of autistic children (before drones, "X" months; after drones, "Z" months);

    - how many children were benefit with TATTS since this project was started?

    And would be great if you have contact of physicians and specialists to confirm these data.

    Thank you a lot.

    email: manuel.martinez@dji.com
    phone (+55 61) 99275 0110