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.

Namesort icon Category Platform Age Supporting Research Rating
Choiceworks Calendar
  • Functional Skills
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
5
Chore Pad HD
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • 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.

0
ClassDojo
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
5
ClickySticky
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Color Doodle
  • Recreation
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Color Identifier
  • Accessibility
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
ColorCar
  • Educational
  • Language
  • Android
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Anecdotal
0
Coloring with Minecraft
  • Recreation
  • Creative Arts
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
0
Comic Strip- CS
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Communicate Easy
  • Accessibility
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
3.42857
Communicating Basic Needs
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
1
Communicating Basic Needs App
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Communication Helper
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
0
Community Sidekick
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Conversation Coach
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • Evidence

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

3.5