Autism Apps

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 Ratingsort icon
PECS Phase III
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
4.65
PictoPie
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
4.666665
ABA Find It!
  • Recreation
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Research

Effectiveness of a multimedia programme and therapist-instructed training for children with autism

The present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an interactive multimedia training programme and a conventional therapist-instructed training in improving the learning behaviours of children with autism. A multiple-subject, single case-study time-series research design was adopted in the study. Six children with autism, aged 2 years 4 months to 2 years 10 months, were recruited by convenience sampling. They attended a 12-session training programme on basic concepts (e.g.

4.666665
Choiceworks
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Research

Video Self-Prompting and Mobile Technology to Increase Daily Living and Vocational Independence for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Three male high school students with autism spectrum disorders participated in this study. Vocational and daily living skills were taught using video prompting via an iPhone. Specifically, using a washing machine, making noodles, and using a copy machine were taught. A multiple probe design across behaviors replicated across participants was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention. Results indicate that the three participants increased performance across all behaviors by increasing the percent of steps performed independently.

4.666665
Talking English
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Android
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Anecdotal
4.666665
AutiPlan Pictoplanner
  • Organizer
  • Android
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Evidence

Personal Digital assistants as cognitive aids for high school students with autism: Results of a community-based trial

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of personal digital assistants (PDAs) as task management tools in a sample of transition-age high school students with autism. Method: The group included twenty-two high school students selected from locales across the Commonwealth of Virginia, all of whom carry a diagnosis of autism and exhibit difficulties in performing everyday tasks due to cognitive-behavioral problems.

4.714285
LetMeTalk
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Educational
  • Android
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
4.75
Bag Game
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
4.75
iAugComm
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
4.75
Social Emotional Exchange (S.E.E.)
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
4.833335
R+ Remind
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Functional Skills
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
4.846155
Wait4it
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Creative Arts
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
4.88889
iHowTo-Book
  • Social Skills
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
4.90909
TalkRocket Go by MyVoice
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
5
Draw Emotions
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Anecdotal
5