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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
Gubbio
  • Functional Skills
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
Skills® LogBook
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
BuddyUpAlert with Kwik Trac
  • Accessibility
  • Android
  • All Ages
GoBook iPad App
  • Educational
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
JABtalk
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
Symbly Go
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Speech Assistant
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
ABC, Talk with Me!
  • Social Skills
  • Educational
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
Rhythm Rooms
  • Recreation
  • Communication
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Anecdotal
Learn with Rufus: Fun and Games
  • Recreation
  • Creative Arts
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Research

Using iPods and iPads in Teaching Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review

We conducted a systematic review of studies that involved iPods(®), iPads(®), and related devices (e.g., iPhones(®)) in teaching programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The search yielded 15 studies covering five domains: (a) academic, (b) communication, (c) employment, (d) leisure, and (e) transitioning across school settings. The 15 studies reported outcomes for 47 participants, who ranged from 4 to 27 years of age and had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or intellectual disability.

Let’s Face It! Scrapbook
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
Autism Help
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Tuneville
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
ChoreMonster
  • Social Skills
  • Functional Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Organizer
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
Big Day Lite
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal