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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.

Namesort icon Category Platform Age Supporting Research Rating
Patty Shukla Kids Music Vol 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
PECS Phase III
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Pecs Pics+ Autism
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Android
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Peg Solitaire
  • Recreation
  • Windows Phone
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Penultimate
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Percentally
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Personal Success iPad App
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
Photo Tales - Create Photo Stories with Your Kids
  • Children (6-12)
Piano Dust Buster by JoyTunes
  • Educational
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
Piano Wizard
  • Creative Arts
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
PianoBall
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
PICA & AUTISM HELP: Sorting Edible And Inedible Items
  • Educational
  • iPad
  • iTouch
  • Children (6-12)
Picsmart
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
PicTalk Toddler
  • Social Skills
  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Pictello
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal

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