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AACs and Apps for Autism


I really am thankful to have the tools at my fingertips to help my son achieve whatever he possibly can. I know that when his half-brother was diagnosed with autism 16 years ago, the technology that we get to take full advantage of today was non-existent. I often wonder how different his life might have been if he had been able to better express himself; if his personal roadmap wouldn't have detoured in aggressive behaviours, or had not been as intense, if easier communication systems had been there.


While my kiddo doesn't fully get how to use these apps (he is only 2), there has been a significant reduction in his frustration and associated behaviours since we have been using these apps, PECS, flashcards, ASL etc. The daily tantrums have pretty much disappeared. Hoping the verbal part is soon to follow!


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