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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
Alphabetimals - Pocket Animal Alphabet
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
Speech Assistant
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
Piano Wizard
  • Creative Arts
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Access Language Arts iPad App
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
TapToTalk
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Windows 8
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Questioning Autism?
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPhone
  • Anecdotal

A Web-Based Tutorial for Parents of Young Children with Autism: Results from a Pilot Study

Early intervention can significantly improve long-term outcomes for children with autism. Unfortunately, many children do not receive early intervention services due to a critical shortage of trained professionals in this area. To bridge this gap, we evaluated a Web-based parent training tutorial (Enhancing Interactions), based on evidence-based practices and utilizing the Web-based platform to maximize learning. Methods: Twenty-three parents with a child between 18 months and 6 years with an autism spectrum disorder participated.

Onions
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
Singing Fingers
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Tobii Dynavox Pathways for Core First®
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • Adults (18+)
StepByStep from SOAR Therapy
  • Accessibility
  • Educational
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Anecdotal
Social Skills for Autism
  • Social Skills
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
PicTalk Toddler
  • Social Skills
  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Go To Zoo
  • Recreation
  • Language
  • Android
  • Preschool (2-5)
MyFamilyNPals
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Anecdotal
Smart Steps Mobile
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Educational
  • Functional Skills
  • Organizer
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)