A home video montage of Gracie using her Grace App set to the background of a radio interview I did in Australia in February 2011. [read more...]
Once upon a time, a mobile phone was a status symbol, a way to tell the world that you were so important that people had to be able to reach you all the time. Nowadays a mobile is a necessity, [read more...]
Why I wanted to prompt Gracie to use her own voice with the pictures to support her.. [read more...]
Twas the night before Christmas* and across the world Saint Nick’ was delivering iGoodies… [read more...]
Here’s a lovely new video about using the Grace App on an iPad2 made by Grace App Developer Steve Troughton-Smith. [read more...]
I actually wrote the title for this post on my “In Case of Emergency/Dietary Requirements” form for a residential workshop I attended last month. [read more...]
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 rights of the “non-verbal” are being overlooked.
That’s why I feel passionate about creating a simple means of communication that incorporates independent choice which can be universally understood. Because it is much harder to discriminate against someone who has the ability to tell tales. [read more...]
The final version of the Grace App manual is now available to view on Scribd (you can download it from Scribd too).
If you have trouble downloading or viewing the document, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you a PDF version.
Or you can view the manual embedded below. [read more...]
How does your child communicate? A lot of people will refer to children with autism as “non-verbal” meaning they can’t talk in recognisable words.They might then explain that they use signs, or pictures or other augmentative means. Someone just sent me an article about a girl who had supposedly just ‘started” communicating via a keyboard – “She had Found Her Inner Voice” [read more...]
World Autism Awareness Day was Saturday 2nd April 2011. My apologies to anyone who missed out on picking up the Grace App for free.
Everybody deserves the right to say what they want. Listen and you will also get to know what they like and need, and maybe get to know them a bit better.
The App is free today for World Autism Day, and updated! [read more...]