University of Toronto graduate, Nadia Hamilton, began creating pictures to help her younger brother with ASD complete everyday tasks. This effort to support her sibling, eventually led to the development of a mobile app called Magnusmode that provides illustrated cards for people with autism. Each card provides step-by-step instructions, with pictures, to help them accomplish everyday activities. Users collect and create digital cards, called Magnus Cards, which provide illustrated instructions for a variety of activities. The cards feature a character called Magnus, who is a magician and wears a big red-and-white striped hat. Users help him live without magic, and earn points as they practice activities. Sponsors pay for the development of the digital cards that people with special needs can use when visiting their company, theatre, restaurant or grocery store.
Click here to learn more about Magnusmode.
with thanks to Sue Fletcher-Watson