Special Needs Apps

Assistive Communication Android Apps for Children with Intellectual Disability

Assistive Communication Apps (AAC Apps) can be incredibly powerful tools to help a child who is not able to speak learn to communicate with those around him.  These apps are used for children who have difficulty using speech to convey their thoughts and ideas.  For those children, an alternative means of communication could be beneficial. […]

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Canada just got its first autism-friendly hotel and it’s awesome

Having a quiet room while vacationing can have a deep meaning for people with autism, and Hotel Port Aux Basques is the first in the country to offer accommodations specifically designed for those with the condition. The idea was born “after meeting with some of the parents who described how difficult it was travelling with their children […]

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The First-Ever Nonverbal Talk Show Host

According to the National Autism Association, about 40 percent of autistic children do not have the ability to talk. Although some will eventually develop speaking skills, some will never use language in a meaningful way. Others will use picture cards or sign language, and some learn to communicate through written or typed language. One inspiring woman with nonverbal […]

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World Autism Awareness Day

What is Autism Awareness Day? World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day on the 2nd of April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution “62/139. What is Light […]

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