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Be a Beta Tester for AutismTrack

June 18, 2010 2 comments

HandHold Adaptive® (the company behind iPrompts®) is seeking testers for its new, yet-to-be-released application, tentatively called AutismTrack.

The application runs on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and is designed to be a powerful new journaling tool for parents of those with autism. After setting up a profile for an individual with autism, parents (or other caregivers) can easily track the individual’s behaviors on a daily basis. Daily interventions, like diets, supplements, therapies and medicines may also be tracked. With Apple’s simple, touch-screen interface, it takes only seconds, and you can do it from wherever you’d like.

If you are a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, and are interested in testing AutismTrack, please send an e-mail to betatests@handholdadaptive.com that includes the following information:
1. Your first and last name
2. Your device type (either an iPhone or iPod Touch is required to be part of the trial)
3. Your phone number
4. Your child’s age
5. On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being a typical peer in his or her age group), how would you describe the developmental level of your child?
6. On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being “most active”), how active are you in experimenting with diets, supplements, medicines and therapies?
For more information about the application and being a beta tester, please click here.
Read a post about iPrompts, another one of HandHold Adaptives applications.
We are very excited about the launch of this product and hope that you will help HandHold Adaptive make AutismTrack the best application it can be to help your child.

New, Cool and Way More Portable PECS

May 27, 2010 15 comments

This post is by Sheila Sullivan. Sheila, a veteran member of the Autism Speaks awareness team, also manages the organization’s branding, merchandising and licensing. She has a tendency to get really excited about things that help people in the autism community directly and even more excited when people and companies step forward to help Autism Speaks fulfill its mission. You will be hearing more from Sheila, no doubt!

Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. The best ideas are often born from a need that isn’t met – and iPrompts®, from HandHold Adaptive, is one of them. When the inventors of this App for iPhone® and iPod Touch® learned that their son with autism, like many other children who struggle with developmental and language disabilities, greatly benefits from the structure and clarity provided by visual aids, they used picture-based schedules and choice boards to help him transition between activities, communicate his needs, and stay on task. However, they were frustrated by the tools available – printing and laminating pictures, losing plastic symbols magnets, transporting bulky notebooks – finding them unwieldy and not nearly as portable as they would like. They channeled their frustration into designing something better. The result: HandHold Adaptive and its first product, iPrompts®, were born.

iPrompts® is, in essence, PECS for iPhone® and iPod Touch® users – caregivers, parents, teachers – that makes use of technologies available to make this previously bulky, unwieldy process portable and simple.  HandHold Adaptive is donating 10% of the sales of the iPrompts® app to Autism Speaks.

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