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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
Between the Lines Level 1
  • Social Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Between the Lines Advanced
  • Social Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Behavior Tracker Pro
  • 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.

Bag Game
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Baby Tweets - First Words
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
Avaz for Autism
  • Communication
  • Creative Arts
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Avatalker AAC
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
Avakid: See Me Go Potty
  • Functional Skills
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
AutismTrack
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Research

PDA Software Aimed at Improving Workplace Adaptation for People with Cognitive Disabilities

This article presents the objectives, methodology and results of a project aimed at improving personal autonomy and adaptation to the workplace of people with cognitive disabilities. These people may have difficulties to be independent in various areas of life, especially at the workplace. Many of these problems are related to issues such as time control, independence in performing tasks, work habits, interpersonal communication, etc. To promote autonomy in these areas, the tool GTT (Time and Task Manager) has been developed.

AutisMate: The iPad App for Autism
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Autism/Special Needs Daily Organizer
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Autism Tracker Pro: Track, Analyze and Share ASD Daily
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Autism Speech DiegoSays
  • Communication
  • Android
  • 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.

Autism myVoice Communicator
  • Communication
  • Android
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Autism Learning Games: Camp Discovery
  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Evidence

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.