App Review: Emergency Chat


Like a lot of autistics, I sometimes lose my ability to speak clearly. Usually from being tired or stressed or in shutdown. But can still usually type ok. So when I heard about a free app designed for that very eventuality, I had to try it out.

The app is called Emergency Chat and is available for both iOS and Android phones. When you open it, you get a message that reads:


I gave you my phone because I can’t use it process speech right now, but I am still capable of text communication. My hearing and tactile senses are extremely sensitive in this state, so please refrain from touching me. Please keep calm, and proceed to the next screen that has a simple chat client through which we can communicate.”

Luckily, this message can be edited so you can get it to say whatever you want. Because,while the…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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