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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
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.

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)
GoBook iPad App
  • Educational
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
Autism Help
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Tuneville
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Big Day Lite
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Voice Reminders! VoCal XL
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal

PDA Software Aimed at Improving Workplace Adaptation for People with Cognitive Disabilities

This article presents the objectives, methodology and results of a project aimed at improving personal autonomy and adaptation to the workplace of people with cognitive disabilities. These people may have difficulties to be independent in various areas of life, especially at the workplace. Many of these problems are related to issues such as time control, independence in performing tasks, work habits, interpersonal communication, etc. To promote autonomy in these areas, the tool GTT (Time and Task Manager) has been developed.

JABtalk
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
Personal Success iPad App
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
Tim(mer) Stock - Simple Timer to Keep Track of Time
  • Functional Skills
  • Organizer
  • Android
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Sign Language With Sammi Signs!
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Anecdotal
Behavior World
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
Autism ABA Datasheets: Duration
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Android
  • All Ages