Skip navigation

Calls to Action

Assistive Technology

A web catalog to help find the most suitable apps for every person with autism!

The Bluebee Pals
The Bluebee Pals are an Assistive Technology tool used to engage students in learning and socialization.  Many Speech-Language Pathologists and Special Educators have observed increases in communication, following directions and turn-taking when the Bluebee Pals are used in conjunction with an appropriate Android or Apple device.  For students using an Augmentative and Alternative Communication application, the Bluebee Pal can be paired with their bluetooth enabled app or device.

The Center for AAC and Autism
The Center for AAC and Autism is dedicated to building awareness of the power of augmentative and alternative communication to change the lives of children with autism and other developmental disabilities who are challenged by limited spontaneous communication skills

DynaVox Mayer-Johnson: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices and Services
As the world's leading provider of AAC products and services, DynaVox offers complete solutions for individuals with speech and learning challenges. Our speech generative devices, often funded by Medicare, Medicaid or insurance, help those with conditions such as autism make meaningful connections with the world around them.

Enabling Devices
Enabling Devices is a company dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people of all ages with disabling conditions.

GoTalk Pocket
The GoTalk Pocket is lightweight, contoured, and so small it fits nicely in your hand or your pocket! Six message keys with five levels give the user plenty to talk about. Overlays slide in easily and are stored in a removable compartment on the back. The Pocket is rugged, attractive, easy to use, and has great sound quality.

LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning
LAMP is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to give individuals who are nonverbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting.

MyVoice is an alternative and augmentative communications aide (AAC) designed to help non-verbal, low cognitive people communicate their needs and desires. It's the digital big brother of a “picture board”, a communication method that has been shown to work extremely well many non-verbal children.

Parelerai is the world's first Augmentative Collaboration (TM) service, using state-of-the-art Internet tools to enhance collaboration, bringing together the people and information needed to meet the challenges of everyday life for a child with special needs.

Pass It On Center
The Pass It On Center is creating national and state resources to foster the appropriate reuse of AT so that people with disabilities can get the affordable AT they need in order to live, learn, work and play more independently.

Proloquo2Go: AAC In Your Pocket
Proloquo2Go is a new product from AssistiveWare that provides a full-featured communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. It brings natural sounding text-to-speech voices, up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, a default vocabulary of over 7000 items, full expandability and extreme ease of use to the iPhone and iPod touch.

ProxTalker is a LoganTech brand of products that offers two unique communication solutions for individuals who are non verbal. The ProxTalker and ProxPAD use picture and tangible object tags to give a voice output. These picture tags are movable, and can be easily customized and recorded. They uniquely use RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology to enable independent verbal picture communication.  Simply place any photo, symbols or object on a sound tag card and receive a voice output.

SmartEdApp: A simple, dedicated and collaborative platform for special education on tablets 
Use the SmartEdApp to design scalable, customized learning environments for special education students. SmartEdApp is designed by educators for use by teachers, therapists and parents.  Hundreds of activities specifically designed to help educate special needs students with autism spectrum, speech and articulation disorders. and learning disabilities. The activities are vetted by experts and categorized by age, skill, CCSS and other state standards. It automatically captures data to track student performance. Easily share lesson plans and student progress with an entire IEP team.

Smartstones Touch 
A wearable device that lets you send messages with swipe, tap, or shake gestures. Smartstones Touch is the first wearable that lets you send messages with simple gestures. We're building a platform for nonverbal communication, designed for use by anyone and everyone.

Switchamajig products enable an iPad to control things in the physical world. They sell the Switchamajig Controller as well as unique adapted toys such as remote controlled cars and boats.

TalkingTablet Communication Aids
TalkingTablets help people with speech or learning difficulties to communicate. There are different TalkingTablets to meet different user needs offering text, symbols or photos as well as a choice of voices. For children and adults alike, TalkingTablets support people with a range of disabilities such as autism.

Portable, customizable, affordable, socially acceptable AAC for Nintendo, iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android devices and the web. Give your child a voice!

A revolutionary computer station that enables people of all ages and abilities to effectively use the computer independently.

Autism Speaks does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on this website is not a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal, or educational professionals. Autism Speaks has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.