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.

About the author

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.

You can contact John at jf@sphone4all.com


Handling emergencies — the Emergency Note and managing phone loss

After a long COVID related pause I’m back working on my book on using iPhone technology to support spectrum and cognitive disability adults. Today’s chapter was about the “Emergency Note”. One of the most important notes is the Emergency note — but I only got around to creating one after our Explorers became more independent …

iPhones for Explorers: Managing passwords

From a book chapter on managing Explorer passwords (credentials): — Every Explorer digital identity involves, at the least, a “name” for the Explorer and a password. Almost all involve an email address for communication, password resets and (alas) marketing. Most now require a mobile number. Sometimes these things are called “credentials” but for simplicity I’ll …