Assistive Technology for Autism
We believe that every person with disabilities, regardless of the type or severity, deserves the opportunity to decide how to live, work, and take part in their communities.
The Assistive Technology Training Center of Connecticut is dedicated to helping people facing obstacles to independent living.
We focus on the needs of each unique individual. We start with a careful assessment of the needs, interests and desires. Then, we provide the training needed as well as the transitional support from learned dependence to increased independence.
When and where needed, the Center’s team provides appropriate level of monitoring for security and safety.
Visual schedules on tablets can be a great tool to help your child complete tasks and work on skills like self-care and daily living. A visual schedule can advance mastery of a routine – from an after school snack, to homework, to teeth brushing and everything in between.
There are hundreds of apps and many built-in features of these devices that can help support individuals with autism at all levels and abilities. One app for example could be geared toward a nonverbal child or adult, while another can help with social cues for an individual with strong verbal communication skills.
Step-by-step checklists can help people with autism stay on top of tasks and complete them in an orderly and successful manner. Reminders about each task can better assure that tasks are completed without constant asking by an employer or coworker.
It can sometimes be easier for an individual with autism to socialize via social networking than through the more traditional methods. Making friends or communicating with others online can help him or her work on the skills that might translate at school, work or out in the community.
Video modeling is a method that involves teaching skills in a visual way. The video could be of the individual him or herself completing a task or assignment, or of a teacher, educator or parent teaching the skills and steps required.. Video modeling can help with a wide array of skills including hygiene, job tasks and more.
INDEPENDENT LIVING SOLUTIONS THAT FIT
Each individual is unique. Discovering the right solution that fits the needs of each person with autism starts with a careful assessment.
Through our assessment process, the team at The Assisted Technology Training Center of Connecticut learns about the needs and goals of each unique individual and their family.
QUALITY OF LIFE IS INTERCONNECTED
INDEPENDENT LIVING IS QUALITY OF LIFE
The right assistive technologies are adapted to meet the needs of each unique individual.
The right plan is created to assure that the assistive technologies are used effectively and the independent living goals are achieved.
Together, we build confidence, competence, and comfort through training. This is a transition period for individuals facing barriers to independent living, their family members and their caregivers.
We then help put in place the right supports, monitoring, and alert systems for safe, healthier independent living.