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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
Tapgram
  • Social Skills
  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Onions
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
Social Skill Builder
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • 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

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
NeoPaul
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
SuperSpeak by Superplus AS
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
Piano Wizard
  • Creative Arts
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
AudioBooks
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Tuneville
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
iBiomed
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Personal Success iPad App
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
Patty Shukla Kids Music Vol 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal