October 1st, 2012, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Deaks
My adult son has Autism and a general learning dissability. His biggest hinderance is that he can't read and this is holding us back in the application of technology to help aid his independence.
What I can't seem to find anywhere is a calendar or alarm-clock that displays a chosen picture when it goes off. This would allow us to help plan and organise his week for him.
What I'd like to be able to do is set various reminder alarms on each day that also give him a visual prompt of what the alarm is for.
8.00 am - alarm sounds, and displays picture of getting up and washed.
9.00 am - alarm sounds, and displays picture of minibus for day centre.
12.00 pm - alarm sounds, and displays picture indicating lunchtime.
I can think of a number of other enhancements beyond adding the display of a picture to the typical clock/calendar functions, but just this simple addition would have a massive possitive impact on his daily life.
I've searched quite a bit for an app that does this, including the many sites featuring apps to aid those with Autism etc.. but they seem to focus on sequencing rather than prompting.
Thanks in advance if anyone has any suggestions or wants to develop something.
(These are all free)
This might be what you are looking for(wonder alarm) :
Or (early bird alarm):
This also might do it (photo alarm) :
Last edited by sdrawkcab25; October 1st, 2012 at 07:22 AM.