Companion


Listed in: Autism-spectrum disorder  Learning disability  
Companion

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

App designed for teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to help with daily tasks and activities when parents or teachers are not around for support.

Approved by


Languages

English

Countries of use

Any country where English is spoken.

Cost

Free

Developer

Identifor
(Based in United States)
http://www.identifor.com

Funder

Identifor

Medical Adviser

Identifor

Features

Reminders Reminders
Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Information Information

Summary

Companion uses a human avatar called Abby to help people with autism to organise and carry out day to day tasks and activities.

The app can help people with autism to:

. Answer questions, for example how to deal with challenging situations at work or school
. Show you how to carry out common tasks, such as preparing food, doing laundry
. Use a calendar to organise diaries and activities
. See reminders daily activities such as morning wake up calls, medications, daily bedtime, laundry, social engagements
. Choose how to receive reminders such as via phone calls, SMS, phone alerts or `pop ups’ from the app’s avatar, Abby.
. Set up and follow school schedules, including class times and location and exam dates
. Set up and follow work schedules including start/end times for work and breaks
. Handle travel, including on public transport, walking/driving directions, and using taxis
. Handle cash transactions, including fucntions on splitting bills, tips, bills/notes /coin combinations needed for payment and expected change
. Plan for the weather, including clothing and things needed based on weather forecasts.


The app is designed to learn about the users’ preferences and routines, to provide more targeted, and proactive assistance.



Tags: Disability  ·  Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Autism Speaks, a US-based not for profit organisation that aims to advance research into causes and better treatments for autism spectrum disorders and related conditions.
Review: “The Identifor Companion app uses a human avatar named Abby to help young adults and adults with autism when parents, teachers, and aides are no longer around to answer questions and help with various needs throughout the day.

The app was developed by Identifor…a website and app designed to help parents and individuals understand their own, or their child’s skills, abilities and interests using games.”
Source: http://bit.ly/2zTN1a4
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/2zTN2La

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