There are more than 3.5 million Americans living with autism. Behind every person with autism is their parents, and for them, parenting never ends. Whether their child is five years old or 45, there are very few tasks that they are able to perform self-sufficiently. This puts a huge burden on parents, both emotionally and financially. Currently, there are very few tools that eliminate the need for parental intervention in everyday tasks. If part of this responsibility could be transferred from the parents to the individual, this would not only provide relief to the parents but also encourage independence in the individual. That is where my product comes in.
Bathtime Buddy is a waterproof, shower accessory aimed to alleviate the need for intervention during the practice of proper personal hygiene. Not only will the Bathtime Buddy help individuals with autism get clean, but it encourages and provides independence along the way. While this is a solution for individuals of all ages and stages of development, my initial target market is parents who have a young adult with autism. This would address the key stage between childhood and adulthood, and make the transition for both the parents and their child easier.