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Autism Apps

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
The Urinal Game
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal

Using Virtual Environments for Teaching Social Understanding to 6 Adolescents with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Six teenagers with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) experienced a Virtual Environment (VE) of a café. They also watched three sets of videos of real cafés and buses and judged where they would sit and explained why. Half of the participants received their VE experience between the first and second sets of videos, and half experienced it between the second and third. Ten naïve raters independently coded participants’ judgments and reasoning.

Kidz Tokenz – Reward Kids
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
What's Cool About Music iPad App
  • Educational
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
BrainPop Featured Movie
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
ABA Teamwork LS
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Organizer
  • Windows 8
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Data Collecting
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
SpeakAll!
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • All Ages
Keyboard Explorer
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
TalkAssist
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
1 on 1: Communicate Easy
  • Accessibility
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • 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
Visual Timers
  • Functional Skills
  • Windows Phone
  • All Ages
TonePad
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal