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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
BoardBuilder
  • Accessibility
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Birdhouse for Autism
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Bag Game
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Avaz for Autism
  • Communication
  • Creative Arts
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
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 myVoice Communicator
  • Communication
  • Android
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Autism Awareness
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
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.

Activity Timer
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
ABPathfinder's Parent Pathway
  • Organizer
  • Windows 8
  • All Ages
Able Jr AAC
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Able AAC Free
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
ABA Teamwork LS
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Organizer
  • Windows 8
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal