New app released to help people on the autism spectrum09/04/2019

Autism Hampshire have announced the release of the Specta5 Autism Assistant App. This smart device app is for people on the autism spectrum to store vital and easily accessible information on, which would guide others to assist them in emergency or difficult situations.

The Spectra5 Autism Assistant App is an upgraded version of the Autism Alert App that was released by Autism Hampshire in 2008 and forms part of the Autism Alert Programme, which the organisation launched in conjunction with Hampshire Constabulary. Alongside the autism alert card and car badge, people on the autism spectrum can request access to a personal website page so that they can upload their information direct which then appears on the app on their chosen smart devices.

Autism Hampshire CEO-Debra Harrison-Sales said:

“I am delighted that the app is now ready for release. This will help save lives, reduce stressful situations and improve experiences for people on the autism spectrum. Overall it will enable people to feel more confident when accessing community facilities, given that the app can be a back-up communication tool when the person does not feel able to do so. I would like to highlight our gratitude to our commissioners for funding the project and Crimson Tide for developing this.”

Click here to find out more information about the Autism Alert Programme.

To apply for the Assistant App, email information.advice@autismhampshire.org.uk or call Autism Hampshire Information and Advice Service on 02380 766 162.