Among the many disability-related areas highlighted during April, this month has been designated Autism Awareness Month. While our products are geared toward those with mobility limitations, we are excited about all the recent progress in autism intervention techniques, and we would like to share some products we think would be helpful for those of you impacted by autism.
One of the fastest growing and most exciting areas of autism intervention as of late has been with tablets like the iPad. The ease and access that iPad apps, such as Proloquo2go and TouchChat HD, have given to children with autism in order to communicate better is astonishing. Here are some iPad holders we sell that can provide your child with autism an easy way to use the iPad for communicating, reading and other therapeutic activities.
The Tab Grabber Tablet Computer Holder is sold fully assembled and is ideal for mounting to wheelchairs, but it could also be mounted to any piece of furniture, such as table legs, that fit the clamp dimensions (1 and 1/8 inches). Research on autism shows that those with autism excel better under structured environments, so an iPad holder can be a way to keep your iPad from being lost or moved around too much if this has been a problem for you.
There is some research that shows that young children with autism enjoy and participate well in book activities, for which the tablet computer can be ideal. Besides the Tab Grabber Tablet Computer Holder, we also sell the LEVO eBook Stand, which can allow someone with autism to do their favorite reading activities easily from the bed or anywhere else.
As we said earlier, structured environments are often important for those with autism. It is important to establish routines. We have many different pill organizers to help you establish a safe and routine pill regimen.
The MedCenter System is perhaps the best pill organizer we sell when it comes to autism. Not only does it let you plan one full month’s regimen, but the reminders are voices instead of alarms. Loud alarm reminders can be too much external stimuli for those with autism to handle. The MedCenter System’s voice alarms are more natural and calming.
Happy Autism Awareness Month! We hope our products can help those with autism get the most out of the vast array of autism intervention techniques.