Apps for Supporting Independence: The Transition to Adulthood
By Ideas Made Digital
NINE is a photo-based list app, meaning you take photos to make your list. Each photo is then paired with text and put into an icon-based list. You can add a date and/or time-based reminder; recurring reminders are also supported. The app automatically adds a location to your entry. You can send your entries to other people via text message, email, Voxer, W hat’s App, Twitter, Facebook and more. You can also copy your entries into the Reminders app, the Notes app, Google Drive, Asana and more.
EveryDollar: Budget, Manage Money, Track Spending
By The Lampo Group Incorporated
Every Dollar uses Dave Ramsey’s principles to help you organize your money, budget and save money. Easy to visualize where you spend your money each month. Each budget category within the app is color-coded. A ring at the top of the app creates a visual for how much of your budget has been spent for the month, broken into colors according to the categories.
CareSync | Your Complete Care Coordination App
By Caresync, Inc.
CareSync is a great app that helps you organize your family’s medical records. The paid version allows CareSync to gather, summarize, and organize records and make these records accessible from any device or from a computer. This reviewer has a son with a life-threatening medical condition. It is vital that he has his medical history and records with him at all times. He’s now in college and living in a dorm. CareSync has allowed him to be independent! He simply pulls up the app and hands it to the EMTs or doctor, and they are able to treat him appropriately. The app also stores medication names and dosages and has a medication reminder feature. All the records are searchable and are arranged in an easy-to-read timeline.
FTVS HD – First Then Visual Schedule HD
By Good Karma Applications, Inc
A phenomenal time saving app for teachers, parents, and educational specialists of students who need visual schedules. The app makes it easy to create, customize and share schedules. FTVS offers options to save, print and share without having to recreate the schedule.
If you are interested in searching for more apps, creating your own list of apps and sharing them, please go to BridgingApps.org. BridgingApps, a program of Easter Seals Greater Houston, is a community of parents, therapists, doctors and teachers who share information about using mobile devices with people who have special needs.
Betsy Furler is a consultant with BridgingApps, a speech pathologist and the mother of two children, one with special needs.
Amy Barry is the Content Manager and Editor at BridgingApps and mother of five children.