12-Year-Old Boy Develops App for Autistic Children

Aryan Debnath, 12, from Gurgaon, became accustomed to the silence around him at a young age, as he struggled with delayed speech and Autistic Spectrum Disorder, which made communication difficult. His interest in coding led him to create an app to assist other autistic children.

Given Aryan's speech difficulties, his mother, Anamika Sengupta, talked to Education Times on his behalf.

Autism and Education

"Even now, conventional instructors follow a basic programme for autistic youngsters, without distinguishing between students." "Unfortunately, autism is sometimes mistaken for intellectual deficiency," says Sengupta.

"Last year, my mother discovered Whitehat Jr.'s one-on-one class option. "I finally found an instructor who was willing to work with me at my own pace," Aryan adds. Teachers gradually began to grasp his speech and encouraged him to pursue his thoughts. "I used to scribble down my ideas because spoken communication was tough for me," Aryan explains.

As Aryan began working on the coding platform, he communicated to his mentors the importance of developing applications to address difficulties that individuals with disabilities confront. "An internal competition asked us to tackle real-world problems, which was followed by the development of a related app." "My proposal to create an optically friendly application to assist patients with autism gained me fourth place in the competition," Aryan explains.

Aryan was able to pinpoint the majority of challenges that children with autism confront in their daily lives based on his personal experience. "One of the most serious issues is a lack of communication and social skills. As a result, pictures become vital because they help us communicate more effectively," he explains.

Aryan has created a calendar in the 'Companion' app that helps children with autism and their carers comprehend and adjust to their daily schedule. Emotional signals are also included in the app to assist users in expressing themselves. "If