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Assistive Technology

A web catalog to help find the most suitable apps for every person with autism!

The Center for AAC and Autism
The Center for AAC and Autism is dedicated to building awareness of the power of augmentative and alternative communication to change the lives of children with autism and other developmental disabilities who are challenged by limited spontaneous communication skills

DynaVox Mayer-Johnson: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices and Services
As the world's leading provider of AAC products and services, DynaVox offers complete solutions for individuals with speech and learning challenges. Our speech generative devices, often funded by Medicare, Medicaid or insurance, help those with conditions such as autism make meaningful connections with the world around them.

Enabling Devices
Enabling Devices is a company dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people of all ages with disabling conditions.

GoTalk Pocket
The GoTalk Pocket is lightweight, contoured, and so small it fits nicely in your hand or your pocket! Six message keys with five levels give the user plenty to talk about. Overlays slide in easily and are stored in a removable compartment on the back. The Pocket is rugged, attractive, easy to use, and has great sound quality.

LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning
LAMP is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to give individuals who are nonverbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting.

MyVoice is an alternative and augmentative communications aide (AAC) designed to help non-verbal, low cognitive people communicate their needs and desires. It's the digital big brother of a “picture board”, a communication method that has been shown to work extremely well many non-verbal children.

Parelerai is the world's first Augmentative Collaboration (TM) service, using state-of-the-art Internet tools to enhance collaboration, bringing together the people and information needed to meet the challenges of everyday life for a child with special needs.

Pass It On Center
The Pass It On Center is creating national and state resources to foster the appropriate reuse of AT so that people with disabilities can get the affordable AT they need in order to live, learn, work and play more independently.

The PEBBLES Project
PEBBLES is a new assistive technology that is revolutionizing the educational and emotional experiences of hospital and/or homebound children. It utilizes a unique video-conferencing system known as telepresence.

Proloquo2Go: AAC In Your Pocket
Proloquo2Go is a new product from AssistiveWare that provides a full-featured communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. It brings natural sounding text-to-speech voices, up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, a default vocabulary of over 7000 items, full expandability and extreme ease of use to the iPhone and iPod touch.

SmartEdPad: A Dedicated Therapy and Intervention Tool
A dedicated therapy tablet for Special Education bundled with over 100s of Therapy apps approved by experienced Therapists! SmartEdPad is one-stop solution for Children with Special Needs, Special Education professionals, Therapists, SLPs who are in Special Education Space. SmartEdPad leverages the power of a mobile device and transforms special education by taking it to a whole new level! SmartEdPad can be customized to each child or group and it can be used at school, in clinics, or at home.

Switchamajig products enable an iPad to control things in the physical world. They sell the Switchamajig Controller as well as unique adapted toys such as remote controlled cars and boats.

Portable, customizable, affordable, socially acceptable AAC for Nintendo, iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android devices and the web. Give your child a voice!

A revolutionary computer station that enables people of all ages and abilities to effectively use the computer independently.

Autism Speaks does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on this website is not a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal, or educational professionals. Autism Speaks has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.