HandHold Adaptive, LLC was founded
by the family of a boy with autism.
Our family is much like any other family with
special needs children, and when Evan was first diagnosed at
nineteen months, so began our push to get him the help he needed.
We spent hours searching for tools and solutions. We became,
like many parents, "experts" on our child's disability.
We learned that Evan, like many other children
who struggle with developmental and language disabilities,
greatly benefits from the structure and clarity provided by
visual aids. Shortly after his diagnosis, we learned to use
picture-based schedules and choice boards with Evan, to help
him transition between activities, communicate his needs, and
stay on task. But, we remained frustrated by the tools available — printing
and laminating pictures, losing plastic symbols magnets, transporting
bulky notebooks — it left us searching for a better way.
And so, HandHold Adaptive and its first product, iPrompts®,
HandHold Adaptive's mission is to "bridge
the divide" between the special needs community
and a dynamic world, by innovating technologies that
make life easier for people with disabilities and their caregivers.
We believe that to be truly effective, assistive technology
must be user-friendly, affordable, stigma-free, portable
and customizable to each individual. We believe that
mass market handheld devices, like the iPhone® and Blackberry® devices used by tens of millions of people every day,
can deliver life-changing benefits, and are superior
in many ways to the custom-engineered assistive technology
hardware offered to parents and therapists today.
We won't stop developing and testing
our innovations until we successfully integrate the developmentally
different with the modern world around them.