Social Networking for children with ASD

There is a new application, SQUAG, designed for children and tweens on the autism spectrum to be able to connect to others with ASD. It is a small family business made up of grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles who have children with ASD.

The application for ages 9 and up was created to give children a break from therapy. According to the web site it was built on these three principles:

Sensory– It eliminates any of the outside noise by simulating a sun-lit room with clean animation and making it as simple as needed. The users can focus on discovering who they really are and building friendships.

Community– It gives users the opportunity to reach out to others from the comfort of their own homes.

Security-Parents are in control of the application and can keep up to date on their child’s activities online. You can register for $7.99/month.

Check out the video and SQUAG web site to learn more.

Ashley Cox – Intern, Samford Univeristy

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