Spectra5 Autism Assistant App

Spectra5 Autism Assistant App

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.

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.

LINK (COMING SOON)

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.

Spectra5 provides you with:

  • Access to a personal web page so that you can create, change and update your own information
  • An app which you can download onto your smartphone or tablet (android or iOS)
  • The ability to edit all your information on your smartphone or tablet
  • The ability to email selected information from your app


What’s on the app?

Crisis Plan and Contacts – a form for emergency contact details and information about how other people can help you in a crisis or challenging situation. There is also space to include information which might be particularly useful to the police or emergency services.

Quick Profile – a form for information that you could show quickly to enable other people to understand adjustments that help you, communication, sensory and anxiety.

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. LINK (coming soon)

If you need a paper form or to request assistance please email: information.advice@autismhampshire.org.uk

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.


How we protect your information and privacy

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:

  • Password protect your smart phone or tablet with a strong passcode, to protect all the personal information on your phone.
  • Use a strong password to protect your website access
  • Read Autism Hampshire’s Privacy Statement, which include a Spectra5 Autism Assistant App Privacy Policy.

https://www.autismhampshire.org.uk/privacy-statement

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