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Vacation Time – Top tips for traveling with Autism (and Special Needs)

When we have the means, my little Autism family enjoys a trip to Spain for a couple of weeks every year.
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What do you mean “Non-Verbal”? We are already communicating!!

If there is one thing that really annoys me it is when people who do not speak in audible words are not being listened to. And by that I mean that the Needs, Interests and Human Rights of the so called “non-verbal” are being overlooked. [read more…]

Grace 3.1

Just in time for our 6th Birthday, Grace App 3.1 is here in the iTunes App store.

Grace App now has Category editing, adding and sorting to truly personalise the App to the user:

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Grace App on Holiday

At this time of year you might be planning a holiday and if like me you live somewhere a bit cool, you might be going abroad for some sun! Don’t forget to bring Grace App as it will not only help your child communicate what they need, it might help you use a bit of the local language too. [read more…]

My Beautiful New Update Grace App 3:0

Grace App 3:0 is here and it is beautiful! We now have the ability to edit or add text on all images, an iPad view zoom of the sentence strip AND if you need it, Tap Card to Speak…. [read more…]

Gracie and the Lifeproof Fre cover for iPad Mini

This is Gracie out and about with her iPad mini. As you can see, Grace looks like any other teenager, walking around with her very cool device. This is so important to me. All the extra help she needs with communication can be stored discreetly on the iPad Mini and it is up to Grace, how much she wants to share it.

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Speech vs Communicating

Over the years I have had to explain many times why Grace App does not “speak” for the person using it. Why does the user have to select pictures, then go and find someone who will point, pause and if needed verbally prompt each word as represented by the picture. [read more…]

The IMAGE Social Entrepreneurship Businesswoman of the Year 2013

The IMAGE Social Entrepreneurship Businesswoman of the Year 2013 is an inspirational businesswoman working in the voluntary or not-for-profit sectors, [read more…]

My child has started saying words, so why should I keep prompting them to use an App?

When you use Grace App consistently you might find that the user starts to say single words independently, without needing the prompt. Your joyous reactions should be paired with extra tangible reinforcement: an extra big slice of the “cake” or crisps or chocolate or a longer turn on the computer if that is what they are requesting… [read more…]

Everybody has a right to be heard.

This is the TED Talk I gave last month at TEDx Dublin. [read more…]

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