How We Serve

MPower Me designs, installs, and supports personalized assistive technology to increase: Independence, Communication, Employability, and Inclusion, while enhancing existing services and reducing the need for human intervention. Our current priority is to establish access to key capabilities for those who are otherwise unable to connect with their community during the pandemic.


Increase independence, communication, employability, and inclusion, while enhancing existing services and reducing the need for human intervention

MyGuide System

MyGuide System

A mobile app-based accommodation for skill development and supported communication, plus tools for caregivers and professionals

TechMentor Program

TechMentor Program

Coaching users to prioritize skill development, customize self-directed resources, and connect to community in meaningful ways

COVID-19 Response

MyGuide is a lifeline for families who have reduced access to services due to staffing, rural locations, and the pandemic. Personalized prompting allows on-the-spot adjustment to the balance of participation vs support as new skills are developed, while maintaining consistency with different staff across different environments. Supported expression and monitoring features empower users to express their needs and preferences effectively and meaningfully, despite their physical or cognitive deficits, with whomever they choose.
Consumers & Families

Consumers & Families

Mandi Wooten, Special Needs Mom

"Seriously y’all! This Is real life. It’s not easy. It takes a lot of love, patience, work, research and resources. Every second is worth it. He is worth it.

I mean, how often do we rely on our phones and IPads to lookup common sense stuff?! All the time!! Think if you didn’t have that!
Thank God I found MPower Me. Not only a resource for a way to give Cody a bit of independence, but as extended family for us both.

MyGuide is 100% customizable to your needs; whether you’re 10 years old or 70 years old, this helps level the playing field for our friends with special needs and their typical peers."

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Service Providers

Nikki Reid, BCaBA, LBA, Grafton

"We have seen success with multiple clients in increasing their daily living skills and independence by using MyGuide residentially.

We have an individual who is deaf who has responded very well to the MyGuide lessons because of the custom visual prompts and he can now do a toileting routine independently. At this point, he does not even need the tablet to complete this task so we are brainstorming for his next task.

Lots of clients are more successful with completing their morning routines or bedtime routines, brushing their teeth, doing laundry and other chores, etc. We are also using it for behavioral interventions by providing social stories about coping skills via lessons."

Clinicians & Teachers

Clinicians & Teachers

Charisse Quarles, Support Coordinator II

"Thank you so much for creating this. The app is amazing!!! I found it very easy and fun to add lessons and create our own. I had providers each do one to show me that they grasped the training too. Thank you in advance for the amazing learning that will take place moving forward!!"

Self-Directed Empowerment

MyGuide combines a pre-programmed standard mobile device with customizable software to deliver personalized technological prompting and supported self-expression, precisely when and where the individual needs it, across settings, including home, community, work, and school.
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Personalized Prompting

Activities, Decisions, and Experiences

Customizable, self-directed guides can prompt, instruct, and prepare the user, step-by-step if needed, through activities and experiences related to any goal or outcome.

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Supported Self-Expression

Choices, Feelings, and Activities

Prompts and supports for self-expression of thoughts, feelings, or activities, include pre-programmed questions and response options that are meaningful to the user.

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Remote Monitoring

Utilization and Progress

Anyone the user designates can securely access HIPAA/FERPA-compliant reports about completed MyGuide activities and user-entered responses, as well as real-time monitoring and custom alerts.


Adjustable Accessibility

Settings and Features

A combination of device and app settings can accommodate the individual’s unique needs for interpreting, processing, and understanding information, as well as self-reporting choices, opinions, emotions, tasks, and more.


MyGuide is a mobile app-based accommodation for skill development and supported communication for individuals that offers a myriad of tools and capabilities for caregivers and professionals to provide services and supports where the individual chooses, both remotely and in person.

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  • Matthew's Center
  • The Choice Group
  • MVLE Working with Purpose
  • The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham


Clinicians Being Clinical

By Summer Lynn Malaguerra, M.Ed. MyGuide Clinician As MyGuide clinicians, we love to create guides that help our clients to independently engage in activities they enjoy to do as well as guides that encourage our clients Read more…