Individuals on the autistic spectrum may struggle to communicate verbally when feeling heightened emotions, experiencing an emotional overload or as part of the overall condition. Having apps that provide communication solutions is one of the great ways we see technology helping people with autism.
The Emergency App provides both pre-set and adjustable cards that can be shown to others as an alternative form of communication.
As stated on the App stores, the Emergency Chat app is “a clutter-free single-device chat for situations where speech is impossible.”
The Emergency Chat app has a splash screen with “base text that explains to the person you gave your phone to that you can’t use speech and want to use this app to communicate. The default text is aimed at people experiencing an autistic meltdown where their speech centres stay non-functional for a while even after they’ve recovered.”