Assistance App Connecting Special Needs Families

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 9:02:08 AM GMT+10:00

Assistance App Connecting Special Needs Families

Sunshine coast based entrepreneur, Stuart Kruger, has just launched a digital health app called HELPA. The app connects families and caregivers of children with special needs with therapists and clinicians in their own homes via real-time HD calling. Click here to watch Stuarts interview on Nine Extra.


Stuart realised the need and importance for a platform like HELPA after his son Tyson was diagnosed with autism at the age of two.


‘Shortly after Tyson’s diagnosis, we quickly learned there was no comprehensive system that supports non-clinical carers such as families, siblings, friends, relatives and teachers’, he said. 


‘There was nowhere for us to go to access relevant, affordable and valuable support options and subject matter expertise for instrumental aspects of daily life, things change so quickly on these journeys.’ 


‘Even with one hour therapy sessions each week, there was still 8,708 hours annually of non-clinician time where Tyson needed support.’ 


Available globally, on iOS and Android, the app will allow parents and caregivers to search for and connect with a full range of support services.


Moreover, the app aims to be of particular use to carers in rural or remote areas that lack access to enough providers. 


HELPA comes in time of need, allowing parents to instantly book consultations from anywhere while dealing with daily challenging behaviours. It also enables behavioural observations, milestones, assessments and health information, to be securely stored and shared with therapists and other caregivers.


Mr Kruger is a Greater Outcomes Alumni and has been working with them to scale and grow this platform. Click here to watch his My Greater Outcome Video


About Greater Outcomes

Greater Outcomes is creating Australia's first end-to-end incubator program for social entrepreneurs. Through Impact Academy, they find and nurture the best and brightest social entrepreneurs.  With training and funding they help turn game-changing social impact ideas into sustainable and scalable social impact businesses. Applications are now open for the tenth accelerator program, commencing February 2019.  


Academy alumni include health and wellness, eco, indigenous, aged care, mental health, tech, education and youth entrepreneurs. Together they are working to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.  Whether you’re a social entrepreneur looking to move
 your idea forward or an investor looking to support ‘the next big thing’ find out more at
www.greateroutcomes.com.

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