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.

Name Category Platform Age Supporting Research Ratingsort icon
storysmart2: Casey's Big Day
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • 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

0
PandaPal PECS
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
0
Expressions by EdNinja
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
0
Grocery Gadget- Shopping List
  • Functional Skills
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Put It Away!
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal

Using a Personal Digital Assistant to Enhance the Independence of an Adolescent with Asperger Syndrome

The Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), while in use in the mainstream population, is not generallyutilized by individuals with disabilities. Using a multiple-baseline design across settings we tested effectivenessof using a PDA to increase the independence of an adolescent with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Results indicateduse of the PDA was effective in decreasing the student?s reliance on adults to complete tasks at home and atschool

0
Felt Board
  • Recreation
  • Communication
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
0
iCommunicate
  • Communication
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
TalkingTILES
  • Language
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
0
Touch-Colors
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
0
BrainPop Featured Movie
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Web Reader
  • Accessibility
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Geo Challenge: Flags, Maps and Geography Learning Game for Kids
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Routinely
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Research

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.

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EZ Tunes
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Maths Attack
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Anecdotal
0