I figured I would start my first post off with a little bit of an introduction to myself as well as a bit about what this blog is all about. I will be completely honest, I am new to this whole blogging thing so this may come off as a bit choppy. I am and adult living with Autism and though I have managed to accomplish many things in life it has taken many years of hard work and struggling to get to where I am today. Before I go any further I want to make this very clear as a write this that I am only ONE adult with autism and so can only speak for my own experiences in life. please keep in mind that no two people on the autism spectrum are exactly the same. I will be using this blog to write reviews on AAC apps that I test out, I also plan to do some writing about service dogs for Autism and about my life experiences as a person with Autism in general.
Who am II am just one girl with autism who is trying to make her way in this life and maybe hopefully I can find a way to help others along the way. I am verbal now but when I was a child I had a moderate speech delay. I was very fortunate to have gotten early intervention from the age of 8 months and I largely attribute that to making it possible to get to where I am today. In-spite of my early intervention it still took many years of intensive therapies such as speech, play and occupational therapies. Animals also played a major role in helping me learn to interact with others. This is kinda just a brief and vague description of my past. I managed to graduate high school and am now in college. One day I would like to work training service dogs. Against all the odds I am also happily engaged and I spend a fair amount of time advocating and educating people on autism service dogs.
Why am i reviewing AAC.Apps?
My testing process
I plan to spend 2 weeks testing out each app, during those 2 weeks I will utilize that AAC app as my sole means of communication, only using my voice for emergencies, should I need to utilize a second app I will note that in my reviews as well as write how often I had to use a second AAC app. Through out the two weeks may write up a short post on experiences that I have had using the app and any funny stories. When the two weeks have finished I will write a review on the app. I still have to work on coming up with the exact criteria for exactly how I will review them, however some areas will include versatility (how well can I use this in different plat forms, sound quality, ease of use, ease of editing, cost and practicality.these are only a few areas I will be rain ting these apps!
I hope to be doing my first testings and review in the next few weeks, I plan to keep you updated until then.