I’m building this site to support a book project. It replaces an older site that you can see here.
Material from my Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota presentation of Sept 2017 is here.
John Faughnan is a father of two persons with atypical minds. He’s writing a book to share what he’s learned over the past five years of promoting independence and responsible smartphone use for persons with autism and cognitive disabilities who need external support.
In addition to his experience as a parent John is a family physician, a specialist in medical informatics, and decades of experience in software development.
Google has built out “Family” features on their Wi-Fi Hub. They’ve just added Site Blocking. These are great tools for assisting young Explorers in particular. We have Apple WiFi in our home; it’s done well but Apple’s management tools are weak. My book doesn’t dig into home networking advice, but if it did I’d recommend Google WiFi.
With each release of iOS there’s obviously a lot of book updating to do. I very much hope I get my first edition out during iOS 11’s tenure — and then get updates out thereafter. iOS 11 has made the iPad significantly more complex than it was, but the impact on the iPhone is smaller …
Today I worked on my chapter on Photos and Video management for Guides and Explorers. Before I could write out about how to incorporate still images into Notes as a memory tool I felt I had to address issues with managing storage demands of video and still images for an Explorer’s iPhone. Ironically this hasn’t …
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