App created by former JoCo teacher aims to help people with autism navigate daily challenges

Cindy Fisher, inventor of SmartSteps

Cindy Fisher, a retired Shawnee Mission special education teacher, created a smartphone app aimed at helping adults with autism make decisions and problem solve life's daily challenges. Photo courtesy Cindy Fisher.

A former Shawnee Mission special education teacher has developed a mobile app to help individuals on the autism spectrum transition into adulthood.

Why it matters: After 40 years in the district, Cindy Fisher noticed challenges individuals the autism spectrum face when transitioning out of the K-12 school system.