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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
Speech with Milo: Sequencing
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal

Do adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders adhere to social conventions in virtual environments?

The potential for using virtual environments (VEs) in educational contexts for people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) has been recognized. However, very little is known about how people with ASDs interpret and understand VEs. This study aimed to investigate this directly with a group of 12 adolescents with ASDs, each individually matched with comparison participants.

Speech with Milo: Verbs
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
SpeechBox
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
SpeechHero AAC
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
SpeechPrompts
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
SpeechTree AAC Communication & Learning Program
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Splatter HD
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Splingo's Language Universe
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Research

Brief report: vocabulary acquisition for children with autism: teacher or computer instruction.

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.

Splish Splash Inn
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Spot the Dot
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Stack the Countries
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Stack the States
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
StepByStep from SOAR Therapy
  • Accessibility
  • Educational
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Anecdotal
Stepping Stones
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Anecdotal
Stories About Me
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal