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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
Dance Party Zoo by FizzBrain
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Count TV
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
CoughDrop
  • Communication
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Phone
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
Convey
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
ConversationBuilder
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • Research
Conversation Coach
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • Evidence

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

Computers at Work iPad App
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
Community Success iPad App
  • Social Skills
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
Community Sidekick
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
CommunicoTool 2
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Android
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
Communication Toolbox
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Educational
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
Communication Helper
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
Communicating Basic Needs App
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Communicating Basic Needs
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Communicate Easy
  • Accessibility
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal