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About me & ASD TOOLS
Like any day, today 982 babies will be born in Australia.
15 of those babies will have Autism. I'm just one of those 15 parents.
These children will struggle their entire lives to fit into this neurotypical world of ours. Things that you & I take for granted such as eating, brushing our teeth, sleeping, learning new skills, playing, making friends & socialising will be an ongoing struggle for them.
The only difference between my story & the 14 other parents that day is, when our daughter Emilia received her diagnosis, I trained in Early Intervention Therapy for Autism. It helped not only to reduce the costs but more importantly, it helped me be 100% there to help & support her in regaining the ground she lost when her skills & language faded.
Those early days were so hard, unrelenting & exhausting on so many levels!
Therapy training was intense & gave me skills I could use immediately. It also helped me understand how our child was perceiving the world around her & the struggles she was battling with every day. Sensitivities to fabrics, needing deep pressure to help her self-regulate, more opportunities to stim & burn off energy. It all helped.
Training also gave me a toolkit of proven, evidence-based strategies that therapists use to help & gently guide a child when they are feeling overwhelmed or on the verge of a meltdown. These strategies work on breaking through to a child uising visual, rather than verbal, communication. It worked wonders!
The strategies & toolkit helped the child feel in control which promoted their sense of calm. This is what teachers commonly referred to as "the emotional green zone"; what I was doing was calming their minds & emotions to allow them to take in new information & learn. That's pure gold!
At that stage, everything was physical, nothing digital existed. I felt this was a major drawback, not just for myself, but for every parent who didn't have the resources or knowledge to lean on.
I worked on creating an easier digital solution, firstly for myself but as parents I worked with experience and other therapists saw it in action, it quickly gained popularity because of it's speed & ease of use. It made what we were doing in Therapy, to keep a child calm & on task, easy & fast to do ANYWHERE.
Word quickly spread amongst parents & therapists outside of my circle, bringing it to the attention of Autism experts. They were pleasantly surprised by how easy a child with Autism could be supported & how easily my new strategies could be used at home or in the classroom to fast track a child's progress.
This was the solution everyone in the Autism Community could benefit from! So with my new techniques, therapist's toolkit & a parent's passion to see faster progress, I started development on the ASD TOOLS app.
The rest is history.
Today I'm proud to say that I'm supporting over 150,000 users worldwide who are helping children have a brighter, easier future.
It's been adopted as the go-to app for many therapists and schools across the english speaking world with USA, Canada & Australia leading the way.
Our journey is easier because we're standing on the shoulders of giants. We are the lucky ones because we have the power & opportunity to creative positive change in the world not just for our kids, but for us as parents too.
If you have any questions, please reach out, I'm here & happy to help.
I hope to be able to help & support you & your child soon.
At our core we are a group of parents, early intervention therapists and special eduction teachers who have collaborated with world renowned Autism leaders, therapists, teachers, SLP and BCBA to create a digital solution to the physical limitations of autism therapy tools.
All our work is based upon current EVIDENCE BASED systems, that gently support your child, helping them feel safe and motivated to learn. We have selected techniques and tools that have fast results and have globally proven results supporting them.
Our tools keep improving because of the valued input and we seek from from parents, teachers and individuals on the spectrum along with integrating evolving therapy techniques and research.
#ASD_Tools empowers teachers, therapists and parents alike in facilitating structured, positive communication and growth with our safe, engaging structure allowing kids to challenge themselves in the safety net of predictability.
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