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Shedd Aquarium app screenshot
  • Challenge:
    How does the largest attraction in the Midwest welcome & engage visitors with IDD?
  • Solution:
    Mobile app that uses evidence-based strategies such as social narratives and visual schedules to reduce anxiety and increase engagement.
  • Impact:
    Apps now serving guests with IDD in 20+ institutions across the country
  • Check out Sensory Friendly Shedd Aquarium
Viscardi Center app screenshot
  • Challenge:
    Patients with autism often have increased anxiety when visiting the dentist, how can we assist them?
  • Solution:
    Interactive website that utilizes evidence-based strategies and provides resources before, during, and after a dental visit to help reduce anxiety and maladaptive behavior.
  • Impact:

    "I believe this app provides a lot of easy steps for someone to better understand the dental visit. Filling out the profile was quite informative as to what some potential struggles would be....this does a great job at preparing someone for the potentially traumatic visit to a dentist."

    Ross Edelstein, Accessibility Expert and self-advocate
  • Check out My Dentist Guide
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The Chicago company opening museum doors to people with autism

...one Chicago company is trying to change the way things are done. They have been developing innovative technology to help people with autism...

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10 Museum Apps to Make Your Family's Visit Easier

The Field for All app and the Sensory Friendly app at the Shedd were listed as some of the best mobile technology for a stress free museum visit with your child.

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