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AutisMe

“Uniquely Me”

Create your own profile in the app to let others know who you are, what makes you tick, meltdown or celebrate!

You can enter as much or as little information as you want and change it as you change. You are in control.

Customise, personalise, share your achievements and define your identity as you face the world.

AutisMe works on most touch screen devices and platforms.

 

Communicate using the app when you need to, celebrate your uniqueness because you can and navigate life successfully!

AutisMe App

This app creates a unique personalised passport for anyone with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) providing information about autism and how it affects that person specifically as well as providing a personalised support team and emergency contact database. Data can be entered by the person or carer in pictorial or text form depending on preference. The personal information covers likes, dislikes, signs of stress and how to help, things to avoid and specific areas of interest/talent.

The aim is to empower, personalise, inform others and facilitate communication for those who face specific challenges in life.

The resource can then be shown to anyone e.g. teachers, friends, carers, bosses or the police… Anyone who is involved with that person and who would benefit from knowing about them and their autism.

It is simple, user-friendly, accessible, intuitive and inclusive. You can provide as little or as much information as you like. It’s all about YOU!

It promotes independence, self-awareness and confidence when navigating outside the home.

Our story

Ali and I met in 2005 at a newly established support group for parents and cares with children on the Autistic Spectrum, set up in South East Leicestershire. Between us we have seven children affected by ASD, in varying degrees. We have spent many a coffee time discussing how we would like to help our children navigate their way through life when we are not able to be there for them. We wanted to give them something that would help them gain independence and confidence outside the home.

We aren’t always able to be there with them; neither would they want us to be. Sometimes situations arise where they have to communicate with people they don’t know and more importantly, who don’t know them. In such times of stress we wanted to be able to give them something that would take some of the stress away.

In this world of technology we looked but could not find anything that we thought would be helpful, so we decided to create it ourselves.

You have no idea how many cups of tea packs of biscuits or glasses of wine we consumed before we came up with the idea of an App. We asked ourselves how hard could it be?

The idea would have remained just that: an idea, were it not for 2 wonderful people: James and Martin who suggested that we put forward the idea for consideration for a hackathon at Leicester De Montfort University in association with Leicestershire County Council.

Unless you are really techie minded or clever; a Hackathon is a brainstorming session where people who have the technological knowhow meet people with ideas/dreams/problems and work together to create a solution. Basically this is code for: We had an idea and they had the know-how. Put us together for 48 hours and watch the magic, or as the developers liked to say: “watch elegant code evolve”!

The event was a steep learning curve for all. They didn’t know what autism was and we thought Corona was a beer (it's actually programming lingo).

From this weekend emerged a group of people who had not only understood our aim but who were prepared to work really hard to see it succeed. We are indebted to them and overwhelmed by their generosity and enthusiasm to see the app completed.

This app is the culmination of our hopes, dreams and dedication to our children who were born to stand out and shine.