App review: About Me (autism passport)
An new app has been developed to improve information sharing for children and young people with a diagnosis of autism
About Me app ★★★★
An new app has been developed to improve information sharing for children and young people with a diagnosis of autism, or those undergoing an autism assessment.
Aiming to describe the assessment process, it will help the user to communicate their concerns when moving between different services and during transition.
The passport contains key information about assessments and contacts with different services as well as a ‘This is Me’ profile on how service users communicate and how to support them.
The project was funded by the Welsh government and was piloted in the Aneurin Bevan Health Board.
However, the app is only available on android. The team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are hoping to develop an iOS version if funding is available.
Although the app is designed to support parents and children/young people to reduce anxiety for families, learning disability nurses can encourage service users to download it to easily share information with health professionals during emergencies.
Requires 4.0.3 or later. Available on Google Play at tinyurl.com/autism-app-aboutme
Reviewed by Layla Haidrani