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.
You can contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Microsoft, Do you see the problem here for adults with cognitive disabilities and legal guardians?
When I started my book project a part of me thought it would take about 6 months. A little voice, however, said I would take years. Even then I knew the little voice was right. My only consolation was that I was pretty sure nobody else would be crazy enough to tackle this project. I …
The premise of Smartphones for All is that a carefully configured iPhone can support greater independence for teens and adults with cognitive disabilities (Explorers), just as an electric wheelchair supports independence for someone with a motor disability. What happens when the wheelchair breaks? That’s when a phone is handy. Pull over and call for help. …