Having a Meltdown? Use the Emergency Chat App for Help

Jeroen De Busser is a 21 year old autistic Software Engineering M.Sc. student from Antwerp, Belgium. He is prone to sensory overload where he loses the ability to form and sometimes, even understand speech. When he couldn't find a way to effectively communicate and get help during a meltdown episode, he used his software talent to create an app for it! Now it's free in the app store for everyone. What inspired you to develop the Emergency Chat app? In December last year, I had one of the worst meltdowns of my life. It was the first time ever … [Read more...]

Our Autism Advocacy, Education and Empowerment in 2014

We're taking a look back at 2014 so we can move forward in 2015. What a year! What began as an idea turned into an autism app in 2013 then became our autism advocacy (an initiative for change) at the beginning of 2014 which transformed into a 501(c)3 autism charity! Wow! As a family with a loved one on the autism spectrum, we wanted to use our creative talents and positive attitudes to help other autism families. In his own words, here is my son Jonathan's autism story of hope. He is the inspiration behind our founding Geek Club … [Read more...]