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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
Injini: Child Development Game Suite
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Picture AAC
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Anecdotal
Behavior Tracker Pro
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Research

Effectiveness of a multimedia programme and therapist-instructed training for children with autism

The present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an interactive multimedia training programme and a conventional therapist-instructed training in improving the learning behaviours of children with autism. A multiple-subject, single case-study time-series research design was adopted in the study. Six children with autism, aged 2 years 4 months to 2 years 10 months, were recruited by convenience sampling. They attended a 12-session training programme on basic concepts (e.g.

Minimal Pair Pack
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Auditory Processing Studio
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
ArtikPix
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Picture AAC
  • Communication
  • Anecdotal
My Daily Tasks
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Research

Personal Digital assistants as cognitive aids for high school students with autism: Results of a community-based trial

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of personal digital assistants (PDAs) as task management tools in a sample of transition-age high school students with autism. Method: The group included twenty-two high school students selected from locales across the Commonwealth of Virginia, all of whom carry a diagnosis of autism and exhibit difficulties in performing everyday tasks due to cognitive-behavioral problems.

SLP Minimal Pairs
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
HandySpeech
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Apps for Autism: An Essential Guide to over 200 Effective Apps
  • Language
  • Book
  • Anecdotal
Talking Cards for iPad
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Key Word Kids
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
AAC Speech Buddy
  • Communication
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Circles App™
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages