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De Montfort University has been shortlisted for Outstanding Student Services Team in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards. The judges selected the university in recognition of its decision to implement Brain in Hand and the positive impact this has had.  The university chose to introduce Brain in Hand for autistic students, helping to read more

To celebrate the conclusion of World Autism Awareness Week we are running our fourth Minecraft marathon on Monday 3rd April, from 10:00am until 10:00pm – and we’d like your help. Our goal is to play Minecraft for 12 hours and create a world featuring Brain in Hand offices, but bigger, brighter, with stained glass windows read more

Autism East Midlands has won the Charity Times Award for Best Use of Technology.  Its use of Brain in Hand has been selected from hundreds of entries from across the charity sector as it has successfully helped to transform the lives of its service users and their families, delivering significant operational improvements. Implementing Brain in Hand as read more

Tom Hanks really does deserve the title of “The Nicest Guy In Hollywood” and has proved it again with Asperger’s Champion and Brain in Hand advocate Rosie King.  Whilst both appearing on the One Show he responded to her ambition to write professionally with a promise to send her a typewriter from his treasured collection.   read more

Adult and Children’s Services teams from across the UK are collaborating to develop a digital blue print for how Brain in Hand can be integrated into the care pathways of social care, education and other essential parts of service delivery. Brain in Hand is already proven in a large beacon local authority. Others are keen read more

  Our customer, Autism East Midlands, has made the short list in the prestigious Charity Times Awards 2016.  Its use of Brain in Hand to transform the lives of the people it supports has been selected from hundreds of entries from across the charity sector in the Best Use of Technology category. To find out read more

In recognition of its work with autistic students and those with speech, language and communication needs, our customer, West Exe School has been presented with The Devon Inclusion Award.  It recognises the outstanding support provided. The school has targeted intervention including social skills, mentoring, the ‘Brain in Hand’ app and a wide range of literacy read more

“This is an exciting new venture that brings together experts from industry, academia, and the NHS to develop and evaluate new technologies that can help people who have had a brain injury. What is key for us is that the technology is easily accessible, is user-friendly, and will improve independence and quality of life for read more

Autistic people make brilliant employees. Alongside their individual talents, it’s widely reported employees on the spectrum bring above-average skills in accuracy, reliability, conscientiousness and persistence.  Yet only 15% of those who want to work are in employment. Last week we were delighted to join Channel 4’s Alan Gardner, star of The Autistic Gardener documentary, Jamie read more

On Friday 8th April, we will be running our third minecraft marathon and there are three ways you can help! Yes, to celebrate world autism awareness week, raise money for The National Autistic Society and our local radio station “Positively Autistic” at Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, we will be running our third epic Minecraft game. Our read more

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 5 great examples. To plan how Brain in Hand read more

Starting out on new independent activities can bring anxiety, be it attending university, a work placement or travelling alone. Brain in Hand software is packed with features to help people become more independent, and if things get too much and you need extra help, an app on your phone includes a traffic light feature where read more

We are very excited to announce that from 7pm till 8pm on Wednesday 17th February, the brilliant Rosie King will be hosting a live Q&A on Twitter with The National Autistic Society and Brain in Hand. Rosie has described brilliantly how Brain in Hand has helped her move towards independence in her latest blog.  Rosie read more

In the latest edition of Professional Social Work, a viewpoint article features Jane Carolan, Director of Client Services at Wirral Autistic Society.  Whilst posing the question ‘Can machines replace humans in providing support to service users?’ she shares some of the fantastic results they have seen using Brain in Hand. To read the full article visit

Autech 2015 looks to inform and inspire. On 1st October more than 400 professionals supporting those with Autism will come together to hear the very latest in assistive technology. Hosted by the Wirral Autistic Society, Dr Matthew S Goodwin, Emmy Award winner Rosie King and Dame Stephanie Shirley will be giving a keynote and so will our read more

With exam results on their way, this Saturday’s Daily Telegraph handily featured a Parent’s Guide to University.  One feature we were delighted to read was “Students’ little helpers” giving “a rundown of some of the most useful” apps.  Alongside Google calendar and BBC Good Food was Brain in Hand! We are delighted to have been read more

BBC East Midlands visited our partners Autism East Midlands today to hear how Brain in Hand has helped their day-to-day support. Support worker Kirsty Lowde demonstrated how Luke, a Brain in Hand user, uses the system to manage his time. Luke reported that “it’s really made a difference to me… it’s really, really helped.” Jane read more

Brain in Hand is running a series of webinars (60mins) to fully demonstrate our University Edition to Disabled Students’ Allowance assessors, assistive technology suppliers and HE staff. Existing webinar dates are as follows: Friday 28th April 10am Friday 5th May 10am Friday 5th May 2pm Monday 8th May 10am Monday 8th May 2pm Friday 19th May 10am read more

We are delighted to announce that Brain in Hand has passed approval for funding to individuals in higher education through Disabled Students’ Allowances, helping students to be more confident and independent at university.  It can help overcome barriers to learning, and offer support where and when it is most needed, in order to give the read more

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 read more

Brain in Hand, based at the University of Exeter Innovation Centre, won Best Health Technology at the national Building Better Healthcare Awards in London yesterday (Nov 6), in front of an audience of more than 500 representatives from the healthcare industry. The award was presented by former Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo. Roy Lilley, chairman of read more