Grace App Communication would like to pay tribute to the great Steve Jobs who has passed away at the much too young age of 56. [read more...]
Women Mean Business Magazine, WMB, held its fifth Women Mean Business Conference & Awards last week, designed to recognise the achievements of Ireland’s businesswomen and Grace App won. [read more...]
If you are keen to try out the Grace App but are wondering how you can possibly afford to buy a device that will suit your child, there are some new options for recycling old mobiles into new smart devices here in Ireland and the United Kingdom. [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 email@example.com and I can send you a PDF version.
Or you can view the manual embedded below. [read more...]
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland are a charitable organisation that aims to encourage and support the development of a new generation of social entrepreneurs. They directly support the early stage development of these social entrepreneurs by providing a range of supports that include financial investment, technical training, peer networking, mentoring and links to other social entrepreneur networks.
They also work actively with the business, third level, public and voluntary sectors to support the development of a new social entrepreneurship movement in Ireland. [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...]
A lovely lady wrote to me last week after downloading Grace App for her very cute son Malachi. She had some problems putting a lanyard onto the Otterbox case, so I sent her a few pictures of what I do with the iPhone 3 (which I use) and she not only fixed the problem but came back with this wonderful guide to setting up an Otterbox defender on the new iPod Touch, with a lanyard.
This means that the user of Grace App can take their communication support everywhere and not just be limited to the desktop or highly supervised situations.* [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...]