Make sure you listen to Barrie Whipp’s interview with Peter Warren on Castle Radio where he talks about our new Autism Alert App and its benefits for individuals with autism. Very interesting listen…
Today Crimson Tide, in association with Hampshire Autistic Society and our partner, Premier Telecom, launched a new Autism Alert Application which is aimed to help people with autism communicate to the police and emergency services.
The launch took place at Hampshire Constabulary’s Support and Training Headquarters and the audience consisted of police officers, representatives of Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Victim Support and members of the autism community and their families.
The launch was a great success, with particular enthusiasm being voiced by those individuals with autism who often referred to the smartphone App as a ‘safety blanket’, which would give them greater control over their lives and more independence and freedom.
Additionally there was a strong consensus from all of those who attended that the App has further applicability to other groups of vulnerable people who are difficulty communicating to others. The police also believed that the App would enable officers to provide a more personalised approach to dealing with people with autism – thus ensuring that they help them in the best possible way.