iPrompts / HandHold Adaptive

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Developed in 2008, Handhold Adaptive was formed to provide apps for the special needs population to help with transitioning from one activity to the next. Inspired by our son who has a diagnosis of autism and ADHD, our family saw there was a need in the app market.

Before we developed the iPrompts app, we used a "picture schedule". Using laminated printed photos and attaching them to a velcro sheet, we would organize images into a schedule to prepare our son for upcoming activities and to transition him out of current ones. This was a very effective tool, and it was also time consuming to make the schedules and cumbersome to carry them outside of home. Smart phones were just on the market and so we hired a developer and launched iPrompts. 


HandHold Adaptive created additional apps for the special needs community and eventually became a research based company primarily funded by grants. The company was in operation until 2018 and ceased due to a saturated market in a specialized interest area. Developing became more expensive than what we could reasonably charge for the app. All said and done, we are very proud to have created a tool that was able to help people for 10 years. (In other words... we had a really good run!)

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