According to the National Autistic Society, individuals who have autism suffer from sensory sensitivity. This implies that people with autism are socially challenged as they can express themselves inappropriately or inaccurately under a certain state of affairs.
The goal of Feelings is making communication for autistic children with others easier. A child can select a picture representing his feeling on a smartphone to let mom, dad or babysitter know how he is feeling. That is, if he is happy, sad, angry, hungry, in danger etc. For example, if a child is feeling sad about something, but unable to express his feeling to his parent, he can press the "sad emoji" picture. It will send a text to mom and dad with the text “I am sad." The parent can then attend to the child in real life, helping in figuring the cause of distress. If a child is in danger, he can send the "help emoji" which sends a text along with the child's location to whoever is in the contact list of the Feeling app.
The app is in early development phase, more features will be added soon, stay tuned!