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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
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
Symbly Go
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Present A Choice
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
ABC, Talk with Me!
  • Social Skills
  • Educational
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
FindMe (Autism)
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
iAssessNTeach School Series
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Anecdotal
Let’s Face It! Scrapbook
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
GreenDay
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
ChoreMonster
  • Social Skills
  • Functional Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Organizer
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
reQall
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • 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.