Specially empowers parents with the tools for learning, playing, and socializing with other parents and their children with autism. Distilled to its core, Specially's approach is to provide evidence-based educational tools and social connectivity to parents - easily and conveniently. In effect, everyone on Specially is your special ally.
ABA and Play-based Teaching Tools
Specially's activities and modules are based on well-documented behavioral interventions that have withstood decades of research. Following a short and simple assessment of your child's age, school level, and diagnosis, you will have access to a library of videos, parent-child bonding activities, and online social activities to do with Allies over webcam and chat. These modules are designed for you to learn how to naturally incorporate intervention strategies in your regular parent-child hangout times. As your Ally, we take the pressure off you by building every activity with an eye towards therapies with scientific evidence and effectiveness.
Social Tools to Connect
Individuals with autism need more than just treatments and interventions. They need a community. Specially's community is an environment where people connect, share activities, and play.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. But oftentimes, in autism, the village misunderstands the kid. Specially wants to rebuild that village - for every parent of children with autism. On Specially, you'll get to chat live with any parent who has something to get off his or her chest - be it autism-related or, simply, how best to make a margarita on a Sunday night.
Simple and Accessible
Specially aims to educate and connect parents of children with autism with the quality teaching tools and activities parents need to make the most of their precious time together - whenever and wherever. Whether you're spending time with your child in the living room or in the kitchen, we have a library of ABA and play-based activities that you can do with your children. Here at Specially, we know raising a child with autism takes a lot of brains - and a lot of heart. You and your child want to connect with each other, but there is that extra step both of you have to take. Parent-child bonding activities were made to facilitate this process and integrate it seamlessly into your schedule. If you could turn every minute with your child into playtime that helps them generalize skills and, more importantly, have fun, why not?
Look forward to the one-of-a-kind features we're currently working on!