CT couple creates iPhone app for autistic kids

SHELTON - A Shelton couple has created an iPhone application they say is helping them communicate with their autistic son.

The Tedesco family says they used pictures in the past to help their son identify objects, emotions and activities. Once they bought an iPhone, they created an application called iPrompts to update the process.

The application stores images and photos, which parents can use to communicate with special needs children who have communication barriers. The Tedescos say the application also includes color-coded timers, which make activity transitions easier for their son.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve 1 VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy
2 Connecticut Sportscast, April 27
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim apparently has his sights 3 Bridgeport mayor to announce committee for gubernatorial run
Milford police have arrested a woman that they 4 Police: Woman set up man to be robbed at Milford hotel
VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury President Dr. 5 VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury president

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE