The Autism Discovery Tool: Sensory From Within, developed by Spectrum Idea Lab, is a mobile app aiming to improve sensory environments for people on the autism spectrum by empowering people in home, school, and community settings to better understand and communicate about the autism spectrum. The play-based app immerses users into sensory experiences, such as sitting in a classroom, playing in a park, or making a smoothie, to raise awareness of how others may interpret their environment differently. The app is broken down into the seven senses (i.e., vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell, balance, and body position). Users of the app will also find hidden tools within each scenario, that provide useful strategies applicable to the real world.
Individuals from a wide range of ages, abilities, and communication styles can access this app for use with the iPad. Click here to learn more about The Autism Discovery Tool.
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