Autism 5-Point Scale app surpasses 100,000 downloads
The free Autism 5-Point Scale Emergency app developed by the Autism Society of Minnesota and the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities in 2011 has achieved more than 100,000 downloads worldwide from locations including the U.S., Canada, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Based on concepts from The Incredible 5-Point Scale by authors Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis (Autism Asperger Pub. Co., 2003), the app helps individuals with autism and other disabilities act, react, and interact quickly in emergency situations. With a touch of a screen, information is provided and can help facilitate interactions for a “safe” outcome for both the individual and first responder.
The app was updated to "Autism Help!" in 2015 and was made accessilble on additional mobile devices. Click here to download the Autism 5-Point Scale Emergency app from the iTunes store. The Autism Help! app also is available for Android devices. Click on the following links to access the app for your Android devices: Google Play for Phone and Tablet; Amazon App Store for Kindle Fire and Fire Phone.