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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.

Name Category Platform Age Supporting Research Rating
Leo's Pad Enrichment Program for Preschoolers
  • Recreation
  • Creative Arts
  • Language
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
The Tree I See - Interactive Storybook
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch

Do adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders adhere to social conventions in virtual environments?

The potential for using virtual environments (VEs) in educational contexts for people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) has been recognized. However, very little is known about how people with ASDs interpret and understand VEs. This study aimed to investigate this directly with a group of 12 adolescents with ASDs, each individually matched with comparison participants.

Cuedin - Autism & ASD Learning
  • Social Skills
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • Android
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
Sound to Symbol
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
Healthier Me by Children's Specialized Hospital
  • Functional Skills
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
Auditory Workout
  • Social Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
Gubbio
  • Functional Skills
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
Skills® LogBook
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
CoughDrop
  • Communication
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Phone
  • Android
  • Book
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
The Friendi App - Autism's Best Friend
  • Social Skills
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
GoBook iPad App
  • Educational
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
GoTalk NOW
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
SoundingBoard
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Talking Mats
  • Communication
  • Educational
  • Organizer
  • Android
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Evidence
MagicPiano
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal