Those on the Autism spectrum and the family and individuals that provide them care face a number of challenges, from communication and even emotional support.
Fortunately, there are a number of apps on the market that are designed for various needs. Here are six apps for autistic children and their families.
Ideal for children, this text-to-speech app utilizes photos to help those who are Autistic and non-verbal to communicate with others.
Another text-to-speech app, Proloquo4Text allows users to type in the words they are trying to communicate and is available in 15 languages
Think of this like the Yelp for families with autistic members, Autism Village helps users find Autism-friendly places in their neighborhood rated by other families with autistic members, from restaurants to parks and even doctors and dentists.
Like Autism Village, MyAutismTeam is a social network where parents and other loved ones who care for someone who is autistic can share autism-friendly places and also receive support from others who know of the challenges of caring for someone on the autism spectrum.
Occasionally, those on the Autism spectrum become frustrated and overwhelmed with various situations, and apps like Miracle Modus, which produces an ary of colorful imagery and sounds bring a someone on the spectrum down from a tantrum or a meltdown.
Social Skill Builder
Recognizing emotions can be a challenge for autistic children, but Social Skill Builder shows videos of different situations that help those on the spectrum to correlate certain emotions for certain situations.
Erica Banas is the aunt to an 8-year-old non-verbal boy on the Autism spectrum.