DayCape is a mobile app helping people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) to manage life at home and in school by providing structured support. DayCape uses a to-do tool with visual flash cards and pictures added to help people with ASD and their families to plan and follow easily routine tasks, such as tooth brushing, cleaning of one’s room, going to school, playing, or preparing of homework. The application allows parents, assistants and teachers to connect with and support children and youth with ASD in the planning and execution of a daily schedule. Parents and teachers can place visualized activities on a dashboard and remind the user of upcoming tasks via the mobile device. DayCape impresses with its agile tools: the picture schedule and easy-to-use simple dashboard enhance collaboration, facilitate prioritization and lead to the overall completion of tasks. Successful outcomes decrease stress and allow a well-organized small community to provide safety and support to people with ASD.
“A simplified digital solution of a tough endeavor – planning and following a daily schedule by people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The mobile application “DayCape” uses ordinary tasks and to-do tool adding visual flash cards and pictures to help people with ASD and their families to plan and follow easily routine tasks as tooth brushing, cleaning room, going to school, playing, preparing of homework etc. The application allows parents, assistants and teachers of children and youths with ASD to be connected with the end user in order to support him/ her in planning and executing of his/ her daily schedule. Parents and teachers can put and visualize activities in a dashboard and remind the person with ASD through his/her mobile device about upcoming tasks.
DayCape impressed me with exploiting principles of agile methodologies and tools in the social support domain. Visualization of tasks and workflow, simple dashboard, collaboration and completed tasks decrease stress, facilitate prioritization, and give safety and support by an well-organized small community to people with ASD.” – EYA Grand Jury Report
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