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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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Grace App is now available on ANDROID

Grace App picture communication system, winner of the 2010 Irish Web Awards and United Nations World Summit Award Mobile is now available on Google Play, Blackberry and Amazon Kindle. [read more...]

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...]

Back to School Schedules

We went back to school today and after 9 weeks, Miss Grace did not need to be asked twice to get dressed and ready! The way I communicate the days activities to her is visual (of course) and even though we use Apps like Grace App and “First Then” all the time, I still like the old fashioned ways of helping Gracie to understand what is happening. [read more...]

Grace App for Autism: How an app can change lives

Apps can be fun. Apps can be useful. But Apps can also be incredibly important and irreplaceable in people’s lives. This is a short story of how an iPhone and a young iOS developer completely changed the life of Lisa and her autistic daughter Grace.
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Best Case Scenario for iPad – Review of the Gripcase

In the 5 years since I began developing Grace App I have paid for and trialled countless cases; Gripcase is the first one I have seen designed SPECIFICALLY for kids.  And kids are rough, whether they have extra needs or not! [read more...]

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