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Do you have a favorite autism app you'd like to add to this list? Please email a brief description of the app, including the platform, cost, age group, price, any related research, and a link to FSDB@AutismSpeaks.org and we would be happy to share your recommendation with the Autism Speaks community!

Apps are listed in alphabetical order. You can sort apps by rating by clicking the "Rating" link above that column. You can rate apps by first clicking on the app name to visit the app detail page. Then, below the description of the app, click on the number of stars for your rating of the app.

Apps now have a research rating:

 Anecdotal = No specific or related scientific studies for this type of app.  

 Research = There are some related scientific studies, but no direct research support for this type of app or technology.

 Evidence = There is solid or specific scientific evidence that this type of app or technology is helpful.

Name Category Platform Age Supporting Research Rating
ABA Therapy Images
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Anecdotal
AAC Speech Buddy
  • Communication
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
AAC Speech Communicator
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
ABA Flashcards
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Research

This study examined the impact of computers on the vocabulary acquisition of young children with autism. Children's attention, motivation, and learning of words was compared in a behavioral program and an educational software program. The educational software program was designed to parallel the behavioral program, but it added perceptually salient qualities such as interesting sounds and object movement. Children with autism were more attentive, more motivated, and learned more vocabulary in the computer than in the behavioral program.

Alexicom AAC for Android
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
Alien Buddies- Preschool Learning Activities
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
All About Me
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
AudioBooks
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Autism Help
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Autism Speech DiegoSays
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Research

This study examined the impact of computers on the vocabulary acquisition of young children with autism. Children's attention, motivation, and learning of words was compared in a behavioral program and an educational software program. The educational software program was designed to parallel the behavioral program, but it added perceptually salient qualities such as interesting sounds and object movement. Children with autism were more attentive, more motivated, and learned more vocabulary in the computer than in the behavioral program.

Angry Birds
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Apps for Autism: An Essential Guide to over 200 Effective Apps
  • Language
  • Book
  • Anecdotal
Arithmaroo 1: A Counting Math Game for Kids
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Articulate it!
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
ArtikPix
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal