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Developed by n2y, SymbolStix PRIME® depicts people, events and activities with personally relevant stick figures appropriate for all ages. With over 30,000 symbols and ongoing creation, the dynamic content, intuitive representations and contemporary nature of SymbolStix provide an invaluable tool for use in curriculum materials, news articles and communication activities.

Prepare for first responder situations

How to Host a Sensory-Friendly First Responder Event for Children with Autism

Working with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), we’ve created all the materials you need to host a sensory-friendly event to help your children become familiar with the sights and sounds of emergency personnel. Get them excited before the event by playing Helper Bingo. During the event, utilize communication and symbol-sensory supports for reciprocal understanding and learning. Afterward, the completion activity will assist children in processing and internalizing the lessons from the day.

NCMEC Sensory Friendly First Responder Event packet

TouchChat Vocabulary Pages

TouchChat and n2y teamed up to create SymbolStix vocabulary pages to support the project by NCMEC entitled, How to Host a Sensory-Friendly First Responder Event for Children With Autism. The vocabulary pages are communication solutions for children who have difficulty using their natural voice. They are available to download for free from the upgrade menu inside the TouchChat app.

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Saltillo TouchChat Vocabulary Pages

Printable Personal Emergency Profile

In collaboration with the National Autism Association (NAA), n2y assisted in the creation of a symbol-supported, printable version of the Personal Emergency Profile. You can create an emergency profile, which can be shared with family and community members to raise awareness and engage children and adults who wander and elope, in their own safety planning. The symbol-supports help them communicate with first responders when they are found.

NAA Personal Emergency Profile

Empower kids to make safer decisions

4 Rules of Safety

The KidSmartz® program, developed by NCMEC and sponsored by Honeywell, teaches abduction prevention with the 4 Rules of Safety which empower kids to make safer decisions. n2y worked with NCMEC to make this important message available to users who benefit from symbol-supported materials.

KidSmartz Safety Dance Song Support

Safety Dance

The KidSmartz program reinforces its 4 Rules of Safety through its own customized version of the Safety Dance. Many children with autism respond well to music, and with n2y’s SymbolStix adaptation of the Safety Dance lyrics, we’ll help them sing their way to being more knowledgeable about safety!

KidSmartz Safety Dance Full Lyrics

Help them avoid dangers online

Internet Safety Pledges

NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program from the NCMEC that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer online as well as offline. Working with NCMEC, n2y created symbol-supported versions of the Internet Safety Pledges with our very own SymbolStix. Use these four interactive and print pieces to help your children understand what to do and what not to do in order to stay safe while on the internet.

NetSmartz Internet Safety Pledges

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About n2y

A respected and leading developer of online special education products, n2y is dedicated to helping those with special needs learn through engagement. Our tools and resources are used by students, administrators, teachers, speech-language pathologists, parents, assistive technology professionals and educational teams.

 

Our Partners

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Since 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® has served as the leading private, nonprofit organization helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization. As part of its work as the clearinghouse and resource center on issues relating to missing and exploited children, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted in the recovery of more than 237,000 missing children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline®, a mechanism for reporting suspected child sexual exploitation, which has received more than 16.5 million reports since it was created in 1998.

Saltillo

Saltillo Corporation is a US-based company with a mission is to provide voices to individuals with communication impairments. For twenty years, the company has been developing and manufacturing assistive communication devices that are used by individuals throughout the world. More recently, the company also added communication apps to its product line. TouchChat is a full-featured communication app which Saltillo developed for the iPad. TouchChat provides a voice to tens of thousands of individuals with autism and others who need an alternative voice. TouchChat is available on iTunes. Vocabulary pages to support N2Y’s First Responder Event training and support materials are available as a no-charge download from the upgrade menu in the TouchChat app.

National Autism Association

Since 2003, the National Autism Association has created and implemented direct-assistance programs for the growing number of families affected by autism. Along with these services, NAA provides autism research funding, ongoing advocacy, support and education.Because we are a parent-led non-profit organization, our objectives and resources center on: Strengthening autism families by providing support in areas of greatest need, such as safety, therapy and medical services; Providing our members and community with the latest information pertaining to research, education, legislation, safety, and therapy and treatment trends; Funding impactful research studies aimed at real progress for our children; Raising awareness about the autism epidemic. Although autism affects more children than any other childhood disorder, it is still the least funded. As awareness increases about autism, our hope is that resources will also increase. Until that time, we will continue to expand our programs so that we may provide support to as many autism families as possible.