World Autism Awareness Day: 5 Leading apps that support parents and caregivers of children on the autism spectrum

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April 2, 2021 2:03 PM

World Autism Day is observed on April 2 to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

World Autism Awareness DayAutism is characterized by impaired social interaction. According to the World Health Organization 1 in 160 children globally have an autistic spectrum disorder and about 18 million Indians are affected by it.

World Autism Day is observed on April 2 to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is a condition that is found in individuals that involves constant challenges in non-verbal communication and speech. Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction. According to the World Health Organization 1 in 160 children globally have an autistic spectrum disorder and about 18 million Indians are affected by it.

Nowadays, there are plenty of apps available for people to get authentic information about different types of Autism and managing the symptoms. These apps can not only be accessed by the people who are affected by Autism but also by their parents and caregivers who want to know better about it.

Listed below are a few apps that can help to support people with Autism.

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Learn Autism: The world’s leading digital Autism resource, Learn Autism offers evidence-based information on a wide range of topics from pre-diagnosis to adulthood using bite-sized, on-demand video tutorials, downloadable workbooks, webinars, and more. These include early intervention, toilet training, managing transitions, how to play, going to school, developing social skills, speech therapy, among many others. Learn Autism has over 100+ video tutorials and downloadable workbooks, 5 in-house Autism specialists, and guest experts who come with over 120+ years of combined professional experience. Connecting with over 10,000 social media followers and supporting over 800 active community group members, Learn Autism has been developed and nurtured by a team of experts along with parents who either have children with Autism or are living with Autism themselves.

CogniAble: CogniAble is a platform that has personalized therapy plans for anyone associated with the disorder. The app comes with 40 hours of training and skill-building resources in 21 domains such as social skills, languages, academics and many more. It provides a detailed teaching pedagogy and tutorials from experts which are easy to grasp.

Mom’s belief: Mom’s belief is an app that aims to change the life of an Autism diagnosed individual with a team of professionals from different fields of psychiatry, child psychology and neuro pediatrics. They believe in empowering parents, teachers and any caregiver who are associated with an Autism affected person with mentoring, training and resources so as to improve the mental wellbeing of those who are affected by this disorder. This app has home-based programs and an extensive list of therapy centres to provide their services.

Leeloo AAC: Leeloo AAC is an app designed for kids suffering with mental, behavioral and learning disorders. It provides talking speech for Autism communication therapy for those wanting to treat the disorder. It helps kids to communicate with their family and friends who are non-verbal. The app has strong techniques for autism therapy in communication and speech. It enables the use of a card for every word which is matched with an image about the word or a phrase that the person wants to communicate.

Otismo: Otismo is a platform for individuals who struggle with language and speech. It provides AAC which is Alternative and Augmentative Communication that is a common practice to be used in speech therapy. It allows the sufferer to communicate their emotions and thoughts to their family and friends and helps them play games and learn new skills.

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