Autism Hampshire’s Autism Alert App has been upgraded and by following a few simple steps, you can enjoy the benefits of the new improved version, which is now called the Spectra5 Autism Assistant App. Scroll down to find out how to apply for your free app.
Why use Spectra5?
The app is designed to help you when you need support from the police or emergency services. It can help you feel safer in situations that you find challenging and enable you to communicate more effectively.
Spectra5 can also be helpful in your daily life including work, education and leisure. For a few ideas of how and when your app might be useful you can watch our short animation, which was created for us by James Arrow, a talented animator who is on the autism spectrum.
Who is Spectra5 for?
Autism Hampshire and their technical partners Mpro5, provide the Spectra5 Autism Assistant App free of charge for adults who are on the autism spectrum and who live in Hampshire, including Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Spectra5 provides you with:
What’s on the app?
Crisis Plan and Contacts – includes a quick profile, emergency contact details and space to include information which might be particularly useful to the police or emergency services.
Autism Alert Card – an electronic version of the Autism Alert card.
My Autism – a form where you can include detailed information about different adjustments that help you.
My Strategies – a form where you can list your personal strategies for coping in situations you find challenging, to use as a reminder when you are in a challenging situation.
My Tasks – a useful organisation tool where you can set yourself tasks. Confirmation that you have completed a task or an alert to indicate that you haven’t can be
Useful Links – a section which provides weblinks to autism and emergency organisations, including details of services that Autism Hampshire can offer, other local and national autism local directories that may be useful, how to report a crime and much more.
How to apply for Spectra5?
Please use this link to apply for your Spectra5 app.
If you need a paper form or to request assistance please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that to be eligible for a Spectra5 app, you will need to provide evidence of a diagnosis. You will be directed how to provide this through the application form. If you already have one of our yellow Autism Alert Cards or the existing version of the app, you will not need to provide this evidence again. If you consider yourself to be on the autism spectrum but do not have a diagnosis, please contact us to discuss whether we can allocate an app for you.
Within 10 working days you will receive an email which provides you with details about how to download your app and access your web page.
The current build of mpro is compatible with all iOS and Android devices assuming they meet the following version number:
On most phones look in settings to find which version your device is.
Your privacy is of great importance to Autism Hampshire and we take data protection very seriously.It is a requirement of our app provision that you:
Follow this link for the Spectra5 Autism Assistant App Help Sheet
For those who would like to input details on a computer, you can have access to a web page.
The app pages can be edited on your web page by following this link and the instructions below:
To log in:
1) click on the 'login' button on the top right
2) enter your username and password as for the app
3) this will take you to your home page.
Please note, changing your password on the app will not change the password on the website. This must be done separately.
You can edit your app pages and your tasks via the website.
We have created short guides to help you use the web page. You will be asked to download a flash player to watch these guides.
2. Here is a how-to guide on how to edit your app tasks: How to Edit App Tasks