Download Autism Help apk 1.1 free for Android smartphone
Posted by MN Governor's Council on Deveopmental Disabilities in Lifestyle | Feb. 2, 2015 | 3 Comments
Apk file size: 11.0 MB
The Autism Help App assists individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other disabilities to communicate and regulate in emergency situations. Using the book: The Incredible 5-Point Scale TM by authors Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis, AAPC Publishing, this app helps individuals act, react and interact quickly in emergency situations. With a touch of a screen information is provided and can help facilitate interactions for a “safe” outcome for both the individual and 1st responder.
Utilizing the 5 Point Scale, individuals can easily communicate and regulate their level of anxiety and take appropriate steps to be safe without the need to be verbal. On the first screen levels are color-coded with different facial expressions, increasing based on the emergency or situation. For example, choosing a “1” may mean “I have a scratch on my leg and need a band-aid.” Choosing a “3” may mean “I have a headache and need to use my relaxation exercises.” Choosing a “5” may mean “I’m lost and can’t find my parents! I need a policeman.” Autism Help can be customized to fit an individual’s needs. Levels of “emergencies”, photos and responses can be individualized for each family. Photos of different emergency responders can be taken with your local First Responders so that the individual will recognize them, adding a mothers voice gives the individual immediate recognition to do something to be safe (“go to your safe place”).
Autism Help can also be utilized as a learning tool to help individuals with ASD and other disabilities learn to interact depending upon the severity of the emergency. Photos based on the level of anxiety can be of a 1st responder for 5 or for level 1 a band-aid, or fidget, or stuffed animal, again each level can be customized with photos and voice recognition to make it “Your own“ Autism Help app.
The Autism Society of Minnesota, AuSM® with grant funds from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, developed this app to support our mission of helping families by enhancing the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders through education, support, collaboration, and advocacy. Visit our website to learn more about available resources for Emergency Preparedness for families, 1st responders and individuals.
MN Governor's Council on Deveopmental Disabilities part of our Lifestyle and have average installs from 100 to 500. Last Update Feb. 2, 2015. Google play rating is 60.0. Current verison is 1.1. Actual size 11.0 MB.
Buggy. Back and Edit buttonn Doesn't work.
Great idea but.... App freezes, back and edit buttons don't work. Dissapointing
Great Mobile Visual Support- Needs Fixing Nice idea to have The Incredible 5-Point Scale available in an app. Most families, teachers, and therapists will always have a smart phone with them. If you can fix the coding so that the BACK button works, this would be a great tool for teaching and supporting behavior regulation to individuals while you're on the go.