My friend Sara has officially launched her fabulous website that is designed to be a social site for autistic children. Her concept was brilliant and I could not resist being a full supporter for her vision. Below is an email she shared with her friends and family after her launch. Please take the time to read it and pass it on. And if you have a family member or a friend with autism or some other learning difference, please let them know about SquagpadTM.
Content is everything. Both parents and kids wanted more content and be able to access it easier from our photo and video libraries. We’ve redesigned the way photos and videos are accessible from the SquagpadTM. Now users can find things easier and get more feedback with each click. Their favorite photos go on their wall, as well as into their scrapbook, and anything a parent comments on is separated and more easily available for the child to see when they arrive in their pad.
Everyone’s an author waiting to get out. We are so excited to find that so many kids love to journal! We’ve tweaked it so that kids can get writing sooner making it easier to express themselves. Fonts are bigger and bolder, showcasing your child’s inner voice consistently throughout the SquagpadTM.
Self-advocacy is great at every age. Many parents and kids have told us they’d love a visual way to open the conversation up about different abilities, obstacles and achievements. We are now proud to offer SquagTM Nation content (as an option) for our users to learn about other kids with different abilities who are smashing every stereotype through their art, writing, athletic prowess and filmmaking.
Every kid deserves to find their thing. And for lots of our users, it’s photography! Now we are able to feature original photographic work of our SquaggersTM in the SquagpadsTM for all our users to see through our weekly SquagTM Nation Photo Contest. Soon, we will be featuring original artwork and homemade short films too!
Labels Are Personal. Whatever label your child has or doesn’t have, uses or doesn’t use, they are welcome here, and so are their siblings. We were thrilled to hear from many parents of kids with other exceptionalities and experiences enjoying the SquagpadTM.
Kids are so ready to make friends. They are ready to find other kids with common interests and shared experiences! The peer-to-peer version of the SquagpadTM will be launching soon. We are very excited about the partnerships we’ve made with fantastic non-profit organizations and health technology platforms to ensure that everyone is absolutely safe and secure for the big day.
So what’s the bottom line?
We would like to offer you our new SquagpadTM for 14 days – absolutely free.
(Remember, parents can sign up all of their kids through this one account)
The rest of the pricing details and exciting news about our partnerships can be found on squag.com
PS I loved this video they had on their site!