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At Brain in Hand we are thrilled that this year’s IDoDP theme is “

The Promise of Technology.” As a UK success story, our technology has been leading the way in helping vulnerable and disabled people to live and work independently, improving self-esteem, motivation and wellbeing.

We firmly believe that, wherever possible, mainstream engagement is critical to promoting independence for disabled people. That’s why individuals start using our technology in schools and continue using it through college or university and into the workplace.  The stars are now aligned for the “promise of technology” to be delivered. Government programmes, such as Disability Confident have opened the eyes of employers to opportunities and NHS initiatives such as “” are realising the potential of technology to help people with Mental health, Autism Spectrum or ADHD conditions to achieve unprecedented levels of independence.

In one trial with nearly 40 people with Autism and/or learning difficulties in Devon, 77% of users said that Brain in Hand “had a very positive impact on their lives” allowing them to get on with their day, reducing loneliness and anxiety and helping them to understand and manage the things which cause them difficulties. At the same time as these personal improvements, Brain in Hand also allowed the partnership trust to save costs, sometimes by up to £500 per person per week.

Brain in Hand are also supporting the Lottery Funded and award winning Step Into Work Programme where over 160 adults with Asperger’s will be supported into a working environment. Students are using Brain in Hand to increase independence and personal management of the little things in life that often prevent service users achieve employment goals.

The disabled community are an incredible but sometimes under estimated and under utilised asset to UK Plc. At Brain in Hand we experience nothing but a willingness to succeed amongst the disabled people who use our technology and the carers who support them. It’s fantastic that using such simple everyday technology as Brain in Hand, can help people manage their own lives and achieve levels of independence that they never thought possible.

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Join our Minecraft Marathon Fundraiser on Tuesday 3rd April

Brain in Hand’s annual Minecraft marathon is returning to mark World Autism Awareness Day and raise money for the brilliant charity Positively Autistic, who educates and creates positive autism awareness, including running online radio shows and weekly Autism Movement Therapy sessions. From 13.00 GMT on Tuesday 3rd April until 13.00 on Wednesday 4th April, the read more


How councils are saving up to 1/3 on support costs

Did you know that the cost of supporting an individual with autism or a mental health condition ranges from £33,000 to £98,000 per annum? More than 30 local authorities and providers are using Brain in Hand to reduce the costs of support whilst dramatically improving outcomes. We’ve gathered 4 great examples. To plan how Brain in Hand read more


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Our Users

  • Brain in Hand has helped me to solve all sorts of problems by myself, which has really built my confidence. For example, I have an issue with eye contact when I talk with friends. To solve this, I plan in advance what I can say to a person, which is something I put into my Brain in Hand.

    Brain in Hand user

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  • I wish that there had been something like this when I was a headteacher of a challenging school for those individuals who were either autistic or suffered from anxiety. It would have added another level of support.

    Parent of a Brain in Hand user

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  • “We can use Brain in Hand to help people to achieve those outcomes and use the data from the system to demonstrate this: You put the same things into Brain in Hand that are being measured by the council.”

    Brain in Hand user

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