Everyone has an inner voice.
— Carly Fleischmann

Approximately 1 in 100 children will be diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Many of these children will be non-verbal.  These children experience difficulty understanding the world around them, as well as difficulty in making themselves understood.

Benjam is an app designed to give children on the autism spectrum a voice. Available for iPad and mobile web, Benjam is a visual-based app for non-verbal children to point to what they need to facilitate communication. Best of all - it's fully customisable to your child's needs. Donate now to make this a reality.

Benjam is an app designed to help children on the autism spectrum communicate their needs. It has a special focus on children with non-verbal communication skills to help empower them to express their needs and desires to help lead a self-fulfilling life.

This app has a variety of images that children can use to select the item they would like – whether it’s their favourite tv show or their favorite food. On top of that, it can be programmed by parents and carers with the specific needs of each child, so they are more able to communicate with the world around them.

Designed from the mindset to help children communicate, this app is useful for parents and carers because it is flexible, can be personalized and is simple to use and to customize.

In a society that depends on words for people to be apart of it, it is hard to be a person who doesn't have words...
Carly Fleischmann

Like the 1 in 100 people are on the autism spectrum, this is a project that affects more than just a few people. This project needs ongoing community support and funding to keep the app going to cover software build costs, hosting and support staff. If you’d like to get involved to help support this project, please head over to our Donate page to find out how you can donate money or time.

Benjam is a 100% community-run project, and we need your help! It costs the time of volunteers like project managers and hiring developers to improve every version of Benjam. We also have physical costs like web-hosting costs.

There are heaps of ways you can get involved with Benjam:

Support Fundraising

We’re launching a crowdfunding campaign and we need your help. Please, spread the word and donate. To reach our next development goals, we need additional funding to cover the costs associated with hosting, development and design. Please find out more about our campaign.

Pro-Bono Donations:

Are you a developer who has spare time up their sleeve to work on an iOs application? Are you someone who has spare time to help customers with sales queries for one hour a week? Are you a digital agency looking to donate staff to help create an essential tool for the community? Get in touch – we would love to hear from you.

If you know someone on the autism spectrum, you can also find out more about how you can donate your time to help us find out more about their needs and yours so that future version of the app keep your needs in mind. Click here to find out more about Lending A Hand.