Data Technology Is Changing The Way Autistic Children Are Being Cared For

A great many factors can trigger an autistic child such as noise, crowded places, new environments and foods (to name a few).  It’s not always clear which events in the child’s day can trigger a meltdown or an adverse emotional response. This makes it challenging for parents, teachers and guardians to understand and manage …

Interview with Cambridge 105 Radio

Last week picturepath founder Richard Nurse was interviewed by Julian Clover on the Cambridge 105 Breakfast show. During the interview he discusses the new picturepath visual guides and the work he’s been doing with Cambridge United to implement this for visitors to the Abbey Stadium. Listen to the full interview below.

Cambridge United use picturepath to enhance fan experience

I’m really delighted to announce that we’ve been working with Cambridge United to develop our latest product extension, picturepath visitor guides. Cambridge United have been the first organisation to collaborate with us to produce a picturepath visual timeline guide that’s now available for home, away and disabled visitors to the Abbey stadium.

This means that …

visual timeline

Our journey to bring visual timelines into the 21st century

When we received the diagnosis that our son, Freddie, is autistic, my wife and I did what many parents do when hearing this. Research.

We spent weeks looking at what this meant for us as a family, what support Freddie would require throughout his life and crucially, how best to communicate with him.

Freddie was completely …

Image of a child playing. Top ten autism and SEN friendly activities for easter holidays. Blog. picturepath

Top 10 autism and SEN friendly activities for the Easter holidays

As you may have seen on our Facebook and Twitter pages (please click the links to follow us if you’re not already following us), we’ve been asking for your suggestions for SEN friendly attractions to visit over the Easter holidays. In no particular order, here’s our guide to the top ten places you’ve been …

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The latest picturepath updates and developments!

In line with our promise to deliver the best digital visual timeline for children with autism and other additional needs, we have once again listened to the feedback of our users to update and improve our app.

Here’s what our community of users told us, and the work we’ve completed to enhance your picturepath experience.

“We …

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Autism: coping strategies for large crowds

Parents of children with autism have all had those moments – an event that looks interesting but you’re not sure how your child will cope. I’d like to start this year’s blog (Happy New Year, one and all before I forget) with a personal story from last weekend.

I’m a Cambridge United fan and as …

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2018: A picturepath year in review

Judging by the number of lights flashing behind me and the speed that our electricity meter is flying around, Christmas is just around the corner. As well as our excitement for what’s to come in 2019 (more on that in a minute), it’s quite amazing to look back on how much we’ve achieved this …

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Monthly Update: Events, improvements and Vegimals

As thoughts now move towards Christmas activities and parties, it’s a good time to tell you about some of the exciting things that we’ve been up to over the past month or so. You might have seen us at several recent events such as the Autism: A Hands On Approach Conference, the Research SEND …

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Why visual timelines need digitising

Hands up if your child loves using digital technology? Hands up who loves a laminated visual timeline, but despairs the time it takes to make and maintain?

This was the starting point for our journey. Visual timelines were a total blessing, reducing stress and meltdowns and helping my son plan and understand what tasks and …

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How to get the most out of your account

We are always looking for ways to improve your experience using picturepath® and one of the best ways to improve is to listen to our users… and we have!

Our community of users have identified functions on our applications that require some guidance to perform. We’ve uploaded a number of videos to our YouTube channel …