How technology can be a great tool for autistic adults

Today, it seems our whole world revolves around smart phones, tablets and the web.

It's not just about TikTok or Facebook though. Tablets and other devices can be great tools. Technology has many benefits and can help in so many ways and for some autistic adults it can be used as a way of overcoming some challenges.

There are many apps available on phones that can help with daily activities and routines, for example. Reminders and notes can be set up to help people remember important tasks or appointments. They can also help with laying out the steps in completing activities.

At the next meeting of the Social Autism Space, members will be talking about the benefits of technology and sharing their tips of what works for them.

“Using an Apple watch helps me,” said Daniel Adams, who organises the monthly Social Autism Space meetings. “I’ll be sharing my experiences about how and why it’s so useful to me. I hope other people will share their experiences and tips too.”

  • The group will meet online at 6pm, Monday 24 April via Zoom. If you’d like to join the group, please email or call 01909 506 678 and ask for Daniel Adams.

The group is open to autistic adults, whether they are diagnosed, self-diagnosed or waiting for diagnosis. Membership of the group is free. For more details about the group, read on here.

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