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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.

Namesort icon Category Platform Age Supporting Research Rating
Tantrum Tracker Lite
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Organizer
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Evidence

A Web-Based Tutorial for Parents of Young Children with Autism: Results from a Pilot Study

Early intervention can significantly improve long-term outcomes for children with autism. Unfortunately, many children do not receive early intervention services due to a critical shortage of trained professionals in this area. To bridge this gap, we evaluated a Web-based parent training tutorial (Enhancing Interactions), based on evidence-based practices and utilizing the Web-based platform to maximize learning. Methods: Twenty-three parents with a child between 18 months and 6 years with an autism spectrum disorder participated.

Tantrum Tracker
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Organizer
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Talkingtiles
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Windows 8
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
TalkingTILES
  • Language
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Talking Mats
  • Communication
  • Educational
  • Organizer
  • Android
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Evidence
Talk Around It
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
StoryMaker for Social Stories
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
StoryMaker for Social Stories
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
SpeechPrompts
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
SpeechHero AAC
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
SpeechBox
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Speech Magnet Text to Speech
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
SpeakAll!
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • All Ages
Speak for Yourself AAC
  • Communication
  • Android
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Social Stories
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
  • Research

The Use and Understnading of Virtual Environments by Adolescents with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

The potential of virtual environments for teaching people with autism has been positively promoted in recent years. The present study aimed to systematically investigate this potential with 12 participants with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs), each individually matched with comparison participants according to either verbal IQ or performance IQ, as well as gender and chronological age. Participants practised using a desktop ?training? virtual environment, before completing a number of tasks in a virtual caf