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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
Easy Questions
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
Tim(mer) Stock - Simple Timer to Keep Track of Time
  • Functional Skills
  • Organizer
  • Android
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Samba
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
Dino-Store
  • Accessibility
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
Talking English
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Android
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Anecdotal
Khan Academy
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Learn with Rufus: Fun and Games
  • Recreation
  • Creative Arts
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Research

Using iPods and iPads in Teaching Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review

We conducted a systematic review of studies that involved iPods(®), iPads(®), and related devices (e.g., iPhones(®)) in teaching programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The search yielded 15 studies covering five domains: (a) academic, (b) communication, (c) employment, (d) leisure, and (e) transitioning across school settings. The 15 studies reported outcomes for 47 participants, who ranged from 4 to 27 years of age and had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or intellectual disability.

First Words Checklist - Language Learning Assessment for Toddlers and Pre-K
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
SmartEdApp
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • Math Skills
  • Android
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
Show Me Math iPad App
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
SymboTalk
  • Communication
  • Windows 8
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
Patty Shukla Kids Music Vol 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Aiko & Egor: Animation 4 Autism
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Research
uChoose by InteractAble
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Children (6-12)
iAssessNTeach Home Series
  • Organizer
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Anecdotal