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App for autistics

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-02-08 13:38

About the solution

“I visited an Autism centre and had interactions with the caregivers and children, and I realized there was a need to help raise awareness,” the app developed explained.

The application, called Autism Aid App, consists of an Autism awareness platform, having SMS helpline service and it lists autism centres and facilities in Ghana. It helps the autistic to interact and learn new things by having the picture exchange communication system. This system uses visuals to instigate communication in children. The program comes with image sections, sign language tools for those unable to communicate verbally, and even a list of local foods and transport.

“They can learn all kinds of things. We were able to modify it in such a way that it even has the list of Ghanaian foods. If a child wants to eat banku (fermented corn and cassava), for example, they can just click on the picture. We have the Ghanaian transport system with taxis and tro-tros (public minibuses), and we hope to include local languages on the platform in the future too”, Alice said.

The app is available for Android and can be downloaded for free.

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About the author

Alice Amoako, born in Ghana, in 1992, created, in 2014, an app to help people who suffer from Autism to communicate, learn skills and developed. She had the idea for this project after she visited an Autism centre, and co-founded the app with Solomon Avemegah.

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