Friday, June 17, 2011

Ipad App for Individuals with Autism

Advances in technology can really do astounding things!

CARY, Ill. – After 25 years of working in special education, Victor Morris wanted to assist individuals with disabilities even further.

Nine months later, he has done just that.

Morris created Augie AAC (Augmented Alternative Communication), an application for the iPad that assists people with autism and their families.

“Augie provides a means of functional communication for people who struggle with language; they can’t talk,” Morris said. “This gives them a common vocabulary to communicate and express their needs, wants, likes and dislikes, in the easiest way possible. [The app] gives them a daily schedule to support self-regulation and behavioral patterns.

“This can have a real positive impact on people’s lives.”

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