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About Us

The MapHabit platform uses scientifically proven step-by-step guides to empower children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), autism, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to improve daily quality of life.

With MapHabit’s evidence-based program, anyone in the Circle of Support can easily create and share content with anyone else on the platform. That way, the individual and their entire support team can work together to help them build independence and healthy routines.

Our Innovation Story

Founded in 2018, MapHabit is a neuroscience-based, interactive engagement platform. Members access the patented visual mapping system via the MapHabit app, which gives access to a library of 1,000+ audio-visual and video maps designed to improve cognition and reinforce routine habits for children with intellectual disabilities.

MapHabit includes:

  • The ability to customize existing map content or create tailored maps from scratch to ensure easier task completion
  • A secure chat feature for everyone in the circle of support to communicate, share maps, and share updates on daily goals
  • Visual schedules to plan everyday tasks and set daily reminders

MapHabit has received $11M in NIH funding, most recently a three-year/$2.9M award from the National Institutes of Health in December 2022 to build a personalized family care partner training platform.

MapHabit has two total issued patents, five peer-reviewed publications, and is covered under Medicaid Waivers or self-direction in 15 states, including Missouri & California. MapHabit currently ships products within the United States.

Research & Blog Highlights

MapHabit and LuMind Assistive Technology Study for Children With Down Syndrome

Feasibility study shows that children with Down Syndrome experience improved independence and quality of life after using assistive technology.

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Here's Why Visual Supports are the Gold Standard for Individuals with IDDs and TBIs

Learn why visual supports and video mapping are widely used to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs).

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Use of MapHabit's Visual Mapping Software for Children With Down Syndrome

Study findings support growing evidence that assistive digital technology improves Quality of Life (QoL) for children with intellectual disabilities.

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