Pictogram icons have been commonly used in autism resource for education and habilitation and there is a good reason for that.
For an autistic person it can be difficult to understand verbal communication for a lot of reasons. It can be that the person understands the words but not the context or it’s because social interaction can feel difficult and distracting.
Still it’s important to remember that this does not apply for everyone with autism but it’s still important to be available for those who needs it.
So for the DayCape app we want to have a large icon library to choose from. A loot of icons we are using from the open source website The noun project (Visit Thenounproject) and some of them have been designed by the DayCape team.
We would like to mention a few examples of the icons that we think could be a great autism resource.
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