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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
EZ Tunes
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
FreeSpeech
  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Feelings with Milo
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
Pictograms
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
TonePad
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
iAdvocate
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
AuTeachism
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
RxmindMe
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal

Do PDAs enhance the organization and memory skills of students with cognitive disabilities?

The project studied the on-time behavior of 35 students with intellectual disabilities (ID) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) under three conditions ? times and tasks list, paper planner, and two different personal data assistants (PDAs). Students participated for two 4-week periods, receiving one morning reminder during Period 1 and no reminders during Period 2. Students were on time more often using a PDA compared to a list (p < .024) or a planner (p < .002). Students were on time 50% more often in Period 1 with a single daily morning reminder as compared to no reminder across all conditions.

Interactive Touch Books for Kids
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Tapgram
  • Social Skills
  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
ELSB - Early Literacy Skills Builder
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
GloRead
  • Social Skills
  • Language
  • Android
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Songify
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
AbaPlanet
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
Speech Assistant
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)