Best Autism Apps For iPad, iPhone and Android

This list of mobile autism apps has been compiled to help those living in the spectrum and their families to navigate daily challenges, enhance learning, and educate themselves on autism.

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The following autism apps are designed for use by individuals with autism with ages ranging from two years old to adults. Links to the app developer’s websites as well as to iTunes and the Google Play store have been attached for easy navigation.

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Educational Apps for Kids and Parents

This list of educational autism apps covers a variety of academic subject from beginning phonics and answering “W” questions to math and life skills. Most of these apps are formatted to be played as games with the help of fun mascots.

Autism Parenting Magazine – For you and your child

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: 4
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Categories: Educational, Behavioral Intervention, Autism Awareness

Description: Having a child with autism is one of the biggest challenges a parent has to face, and we know the value of receiving support from your community. With more than 65,000 readers, Autism Parenting Magazine is more than a magazine we are a community that is there for you. We want the best for you and your child, join us today.

Preschool Educational Games for Kids-EduKidsRoom

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: 4
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Categories: Educational, Games, Entertainment

Description: This app offers an amazing selection of puzzles, games, and quizzes for toddlers and preschoolers to learn colors, shapes, numbers, letters, time, and sorting. Games and activities incorporate multiple sensory inputs including sounds and bright colors, as well as integrating trains, robots, and other fun characters.

Autism iHelp – Colors

iOS rating: 3.5
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Categories: Educational

Description: Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with autism and a speech-language pathologist, inspired by the need for language intervention tools for children with autism whose first words just don’t come. This app includes 72 real-world photos and two learning enhancement activities presented as games that focus on vocabulary retention and integrate auditory and visual memory. Parents can access progress reports that average their child’s performance on the last three activities they complete.

Shapes Toddler Preschool

iOS rating: 3.5
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Categories: Educational

Description: Learn SHAPES and more with fun games, quizzes, flashcards, and puzzles. Approved by teachers, parents and toddlers alike Toddler Teasers Shapes teaches while it entertains. With a focus on simplicity and full voice overs, toddlers play and learn without the need for extra help.The app displays colorful quizzes, flashcards, puzzles, and games while offering positive reinforcement and fun rewards.The child-safe menu allows parents to customize gameplay and difficulty.

Toddler Kids Puzzles Puzzingo – Educational Games

iOS rating: 4.8
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Android rating: 4.5
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Categories: Educational, Speech, Entertainment, Functional Skills

Description: Puzzingo offers multiple interactive puzzles animations, but unlike jigsaw puzzles, every Puzzingo puzzle piece is named so children will build their vocabulary while playing. The app is available in multiple languages and is well suited for bilingual families looking for tools to help children reinforce a second language, or for the child who needs additional support learning their first language.The app teaches spatial recognition, fine motor skills, memory, and cognitive skills.

First Words Sampler

iOS rating: 4
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Categories: Educational, Games, Entertainment

Description: First Words Sampler gives your child a head start learning letters and words by teaching them how letters relate to sounds, and even how to spell words.The game includes beautiful illustrations, entertaining sounds, and high-quality recordings of letters and words.

Toddler Kitchen Cooking Games-EduKitchen Girl Free

iOS rating: 4.5
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Categories: Educational, Games, Entertainment

Description: This app simulates cooking and kitchen skills while incorporating counting, direction following and sorting. Children have access to 18 games that will exercise their executive planning skills.

3D Brain

iOS rating: 3.5
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Categories: Educational

Description: Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research. Created by Vivid Apps and AXS Biomedical Animation Studio for the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center. 3D Brain was produced for the Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online website funded by the Dana Foundation and Hewlett Foundation.

Autism Therapy with MITA

iOS rating: 5
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Categories: Games, Educational, Speech, Entertainment

Description: This pediatrician recommended app includes bright, interactive puzzles designed to help children learn how to mentally integrate multiple features of an object, an ability proven to lead to vast improvements in general learning. MITA is based on Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), one of the best-supported therapies for children diagnosed with ASD. The puzzles target three of four critical areas of development supported by PRT: response to multiple cues, motivation, and self-management. A child’s ability to notice and to respond to multiple visual cues presented simultaneously is the most critical. This ability is typically impaired in individuals with autism, leading to what is commonly described as “stimulus overselectivity”, or “tunnel vision.” Improving the capacity to respond to multiple cues has been shown to reduce stimulus overselectivity, which in turn leads to vast improvements in general learning.

StoryBots – Learning Books, Videos and Games Starring Your Child!

iOS rating: 4
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Categories: Entertainment, Educational

Description: The StoryBots iPad app makes learning fun for kids 3-8 with 250+ educational books, videos, and games featuring characters from the hit Netflix original series, “Ask the StoryBots” and “StoryBots Super Songs.” StoryBots helps your child practice literacy and math skills and explore science, history, behaviors, and more. Plus, by adding your child’s photo and name, you can make them the star of the show!

Preschool Games – Farm Animals by Photo Touch

iOS rating: 4
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Description: Photo Touch is an exciting educational game that helps your child rapidly learn words by sight, sound, and touch. Parents can customize the app to speak in their voice, exclude images their child does not like, and wrong answers do not interfere with gameplay. Multi-sensory input can be adjusted to meet your child’s comfort and needs.

Learning Videos by StoryBots – Educational Games and ABC Music for Kids, Preschool, Toddler

iOS rating: 4.5
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Categories: Educational, Games, Entertainment

Description: Learning Videos by StoryBots lets your kids learn a ton while having fun with videos you’ll feel good about giving them. With musical videos featuring concepts like time, outer space, how the body works, vehicles and animals, kids will have a blast with these bite-sized videos featuring characters that keep them laughing and learning.

Baby Sign and Sing – ASL Nursery Rhymes

iOS rating: 4.5
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Categories: Entertainment, Educational

Description: Your baby or toddler will love signing along with the adorable Baby Sign and Learn animated characters in the Baby Sign and Sing nursery rhymes app. This app is free, containing one nursery rhyme (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star), to allow you an opportunity to try the app with your child, with the option to purchase an add-on pack is available for purchase containing another nine popular nursery rhymes.

ABC Videos by StoryBots – Learn the Alphabet with Fun, Original Songs About Letters A-Z

iOS rating: 4
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Categories: Entertainment, Educational

Description: One-minute rockin’ music videos help kids identify the shapes and sounds of letters. The ABC Videos app features 26 animated and award-winning videos that teach the alphabet and wealth of vocabulary words taught by The StoryBots: curious little creatures who live beneath our screens, offering a world of learning and fun for kids.

Happy Teeth, Healthy Kids – Tooth Brushing Fun

iOS rating: 4
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Categories: Games, Entertainment, Educational

Description: This fun and interactive app encourages children to care for their teeth and stay healthy with seven creative activities. Developed alongside certified pediatric dentists and experienced educators children learn how brushing their teeth removes bacteria and helps them identify healthy foods that keep their teeth strong.

Learn with Rufus: Groups and Categories

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: 5
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Categories: Entertainment, Educational

Description: Learn with Rufus encourages children to have fun learning colors, shapes, and other groups of common objects. The app aims to help children learn groups and categories such as colors, shapes, fruits, and other common objects. Children will learn a variety of typical and less typical examples to help them form broad categories and to increase generalization. The game is highly customizable to meet the needs of children with varying skills, ability levels, and learning styles.

Learn with Rufus: Fun and Games

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: 4
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Categories: Entertainment, Educational

Description: Learn with Rufus: Fun and Games is a collection of diversions for when studying is done or a brain-break is needed. The “toys” from the educational apps are brought together for fun and frivolity.

Color, What?

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: 5
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Categories: Educational

Description: Use this app to determine the color of an object. Take a picture or use a photo from your gallery and get a full description of the color selected.

Upper Case – Autism Series

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.2
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Categories: Educational

Description: Upper Case introduces children to the alphabet via engaging coloring pages that capture their attention. The app is designed for young toddlers through kindergarten-aged children.

Color Find – Lite Autism

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.1
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Categories: Educational

Description: This app is designed to teach children on the spectrum to identify colors, with the help of whimsical cartoon characters. The content is reviewed and approved by ABA therapists and records score information for progress tracking and analysis purposes. Recorded scores are used for customization of the assignment as the user progresses with the targeted skills.

Autism TMI Virtual Reality Experience

iOS rating: No Star Rating
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Android rating: 4.3
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Categories: Educational

Description: This virtual reality experience was created in collaboration with autistic people to show what it’s like to receive too much information.

Autism Education (AutEdu)

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 5
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Categories: Educational, Behavioral Intervention, Autism Awareness

Description: This app seeks to enhance communication between families and their child’s teacher to ensure home and school interventions are complimenting one another. The child’s data will be used to help educators see a larger picture of their student’s life and behavioral patterns.

Autism Read & Write

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.4
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Categories: Educational

Description: Autism Read & Write is intended to help children on the spectrum learning the basics of reading and writing. The lessons build upon mastered skills to ensure children are progressing and mastering higher level skills.

Autism Aid App

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.6
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Categories: Educational

Description: This app has three main features designed to help families seek help in an emergency, help children on the spectrum enhance their communication skills and bring awareness to services available for families and individual children.

ZacZoo2 Lite/DTT/Autism

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.8
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Categories: Educational

Description: ZacZoo2 is a discrete trial training (DTT) based application card matching game. Students are provided verbal and written matching prompts and can touch the prompted cards through a trial and error process.

TSARA Autisme

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: 4.5
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Categories: Educational

Description: Only available in French. TSARA is the first video game designed for caregivers of people with autism. The game brings awareness to the unique way people on the spectrum see the worlds as well as gives context to their reactions to different stimuli.

Autism iHelp – Sounds

iOS rating: 4.1
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Android rating: 5
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Categories: Educational

Description: Autism iHelp – Sounds integrates multiple stimuli both auditory and visual and emphasizes connecting images with their accompanying sound. It consists of three groups of learning concepts paired with their corresponding sound. These three groups of concepts include eight common animals, eight common environmental sounds, and eight musical instruments.

Autism Learning Colors

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 5
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Categories: Educational

Description: Autism Learning Colors is a game designed for children from toddler age to preschool years that have delayed language skills. The Autism Learning Colors Game has been developed to allow children to enjoy learning colors by trial and error. By playing the game, children will learn to recognize colors of objects on the screen. With a creative and colorful background, images and verbal prompts, playing the Autism Learning Colors Game is a fun way for children and families to learn and play together.

Autism Read & Write Pro

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 5
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Categories: Educational, Speech

Description: This is the full version of Autism Read & Write. This application is intended to help children learn the basic of reading and writing.

Autism Learning ABC and Words

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.7
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Categories: Educational, Games, Entertainment

Description: Autism Learning ABC and Words has been developed to allow children to enjoy learning the alphabet by matching letters to their corresponding words. Children will learn to recognize the order and sequence of the alphabet and be introduced to and become familiar with the sound of each letter of the alphabet.

Kids Learning Box: Preschool

iOS rating: 5
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Android rating: 4.5
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Categories: Games, Entertainment, Educational, Math Skills

Description: Kids Learning Box is an all-in-one app where children can learn through play. Games include memory matching cards, color and shape flashcards, and month and day games. Children have the option to “color” as they learn and save copies of their achievements as they progress.

Autism Basic Questions

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.8
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Categories: Educational

Description: In this psychologist-developed app, children answer a series fo basic questions by selecting images that interest them. The answers are interactive and editable to meet your child’s educational needs.

Count It Easy – Lite Autism

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4
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Categories: Educational

Description: Count It Easy – Lite Autism is a learning game designed to teach basic counting skills to children with autism. The colorful, animated app is built on the principles of applied behavior analysis. The ABA method of intervention necessitates positive reinforcements on correct responses throughout the games. Total score for a particular session is displayed at the end of an activity so parents can monitor their child’s progress.

Speech Apps and Communication Apps for Autism

The speech section of this list includes autism apps designed to help children develop preliminary language skills and communicate with those around them. Many of these apps use stories and are customizable to your child’s skill level.

Autism and PDD Concepts Lite

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech

Description: This app contains content from the hugely-popular Buddy Bear software and storybook series. It focuses on reading comprehension and answering multiple choice who, what, where, when, and how questions.

Autism iHelp – WH Questions

iOS rating: 3.5
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Categories: Speech, Educational

Description: Autism iHelp – WH Questions consists of questions paired with appropriate real-world picture responses to help children answer who, what, where, when, and why. This app includes several photos and questions chosen based on established expressive language milestones.

Autism iHelp – Play

iOS rating: 4
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Categories: Speech, Educational

Description: This app integrates real-world photographs (with written labels that can be turned on or off) to encourage the connection between visual stimuli and the written word. The app is geared for toddlers and those acquiring their first language skills.

Autism and PDD Reasoning and Problem Solving Lite

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Educational

Description: This app, in the Buddy Bear family of programs, helps children hone problem-solving skills by answering “what ” questions. Children will also explore cause and effect, predict common sequences of events, and compare items used to complete tasks.

Autism iHelp – Language Concepts

iOS rating: 3.5
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Categories: Speech, Educational

Description: Autism iHelp Language Concepts targets fundamental vocabulary building concepts in a variety of formats. While utilizing real-life photographs, this app requires the learner to demonstrate more than just basic understanding of targeted vocabulary during manipulation activities involving categorization and sorting skills. Additionally, parents can track their child’s gains through progress reports that average the last three performances of each learning enhancement activity.

Autism iHelp – Comprehension

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Educational

Description: Autism iHelp – Comprehension targets fundamental receptive language skills in a variety of formats. While utilizing real-life photographs, this app requires the learner to listen and follow directions of varying complexity. Options include written directions and verbally presented directions. Additionally, parents can track their child’s gains through progress reports that average the last three performances of each learning enhancement activity.

Autism iHelp – Same and Different

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech

Description: Autism iHelp same and different targets fundamental vocabulary building concepts in a variety of formats. While utilizing real-life photographs, this app requires the learner to demonstrate discrimination skills in addition to direct and indirect matching. The three games that are included in this app are: finding a matching picture, finding a shadow that matches the picture, and finding the one that is different in a field of four. Additionally, parents can track their child’s gains through progress reports that average the last three performances of each learning enhancement activity.

Autism and PDD Basic Questions Lite

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech

Description: This Buddy Bear app helps children with autism spectrum disorders understand basic wh- question forms while developing early communication skills in joint attention and reciprocity. The successful learning format includes simple, predictable language, uncluttered illustrations, reassuring audio narration, open-ended responses, engaging animation and sound effects.

Autism & PDD Yes/No Questions Lite

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Description: This app teaches yes/no questions and develops joint attention, reciprocity, and early language skills. Each answer screen has two Buddy Bears—one is nodding “yes,” and the other is shaking his head “no.” Children touch the Buddy Bear who answers the question correctly.

Autism iHelp – Opposites

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Educational

Description: Autism iHelp Opposites targets fundamental vocabulary building skills in a variety of formats by introducing the learner to the concept of opposites. During the practice portion, the app uses real-world photographs to label opposites. During the game portion, the student is required to choose the given opposite in a field of choices. Additionally, parents can track their child’s gains through progress reports that average the last three performances of each learning enhancement activity.

Articulation Station

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Educational

Description: Created by a certified speech-language pathologist, Articulation Station is a full-featured articulation app designed to help children, as well as adults, learn to speak and pronounce their sounds more clearly. Beautiful, high-quality images represent target words to be practiced in fun-filled activities with the assistance of a speech-language pathologist, teacher, or parent.

Autism & PDD Comparatives/Superlatives Lite

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Speech, Educational

Description: Buddy Bear helps children compare and contrast items and learn descriptive vocabulary and morphological word endings (“-er” and “-est”). Five interactive stories develop joint attention, reciprocity, and early language skills. The stories include these vocabulary concepts: What Buddy Bear Sees, What Buddy Bear Finds, What Buddy Bear Likes, What Buddy Bear Has, and What Buddy Bear Does.

Autism iHelp – Comparatives & Superlatives

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Speech, Educational

Description: Autism iHelp – Comparatives & Superlatives is an app that introduces the understanding and use of adjectives, Comparatives (ending in-er) compare two things while Superlatives (ending in -est) compare three things. Additionally, parents can track their child’s gains through progress reports that average the last three performances of each learning activity.

Autism & PDD Grammar Lite

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Speech, Educational

Description: Use Buddy Bear to practice grammar skills and develop joint attention, reciprocity, and early language. The app has five stories. Each story features one of these grammar forms: present progressive verbs, regular past tense verbs, regular plural nouns, personal pronouns, and negation.

Autism iHelp – Phonological Awareness

iOS rating: 2.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Speech, Educational

Description: Autism iHelp – Phonological Awareness targets much-needed pre-reading concepts including identifying and differentiating sounds in words, hearing beginning and ending sounds, and mastering the skill of rhyming. Additionally, parents can track their child’s gains through progress reports that average the last three performances of each activity.

Autism and PDD Categories Lite

iOS rating: No Start Rating
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Android rating: 5
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Categories: Games, Speech, Educational

Description: Buddy Bear helps children understand categories and subcategories as well as develop joint attention, reciprocity, and early language and literacy skills in a variety of contexts: Buddy Bear in the House, Buddy Bear in the Yard, Buddy Bear in the Kitchen, Buddy Bear on Vacation, and Buddy Bear Plays.

Avaz – Free AAC App for Autism

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Social Skill

Description: Avaz, a full-featured AAC app, has been developed for children who are non-verbal or who have difficulty speaking. Avaz has been designed with the vision of making every voice heard! Avaz is child and caregiver-friendly and helps therapists and educators to bring out the maximum potential in children.

Autism & PDD Opposites Lite

iOS rating: 4.1
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Social Skills

Description: Speech-language pathologists and educators appreciate this app’s specialized learning format for children with ASD, that teaches techniques contrasting opposite pairs, vocabulary and concepts, and develops joint attention, reciprocity, and early language skills in five stories.

See.Touch.Learn.

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Games, Entertainment, Educational

Description: This app focuses on visual instruction for students with autism. Educators can replace their flashcards with the 4,400 pictures and 2,200 exercises developed by professionals and create custom lessons using the starter library, or purchase any of 50 individual libraries.

VAST Autism 1 – Core

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Educational

Description: The VAST-Autism app provides therapy to students with autism and motor speech programming disorders such as apraxia. VAST-Autism combines video modeling with written words and auditory cues to help individuals acquire relevant words, phrases, and sentences so that they can speak for themselves.

Pictello – Talking visual story creator

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Entertainment, Educational

Description: Pictello provides an easy way to create “social stories” from the images and videos in your device’s photo library. Simply decide on a story topic with your child and choose the “Wizard” or “Expert” to guide you through the process. Know that your photo books can be shared through iTunes, Dropbox, or Pictello’s universal server.

First Words Animals

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Games, Entertainment, Educational

Description: First Words Animals will help your child: develop fine motor skills, learn to recognize and match letters, learn the names of letters, learn the sounds English letters make (phonics), and learn how to spell words. Of course, they won’t just be learning, they will also be laughing and having fun with 45 of their favorite animal friends, beautifully illustrated and matched with entertaining animal sounds.

Proloquo2Go – Symbol-based AAC

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Social Skills, Speech

Description: Proloquo2Go provides a voice to over individuals who cannot speak. It is designed to promote language development and grow communication skills. Its innovative features support users, parents, teachers, and therapists to quickly personalize the vocabulary and settings.

Proloquo4Text – Text-based AAC

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Social Skills, Speech

Description: Proloquo4Text is a text-based app that gives a voice to literate children, teens, and adults who cannot speak. The app is designed to enable easy conversation and full participation in society. It achieves this through a customizable single screen layout with quick access to personal phrases, word, and sentence prediction and other effort-saving features.

News-2-You

iOS rating: 4.2
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Educational, Entertainment, Games

Description: News-2-You is the weekly newspaper for beginning readers and special needs students. Every week, students can connect with the world through concise symbol-supported news articles, puzzles, games, and recipes. The news stories provide stimulating information on reader-friendly topics.

All About Me Storybook

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Social Skills, Speech

Description: This app helps children learn important personal information like their name, address, phone number, and parent’s name. It is ideal for young children learning their personal information for the first time and those with developmental delays such as language impairment, ADHD, auditory processing disorders, PDD-NOS, autism, and Down syndrome.

FTVS HD – First Then Visual Schedule HD

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: This app is an excellent teaching tool that allows you to create visual supports for lessons. Features include: first then boards, visual schedules, task analyses, social stories, choice boards, and video models.

Aacorn AAC

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Social Skills, Speech

Description: Aacorn AAC uses a visual interface called the Word Tree to help nonverbal children make word choices and structure sentences by themselves. The app model language skills and focuses on the relationships and connections between words.

Autism Therapy with MITA

iOS rating: 4.7
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Android rating: 4.6
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Categories: Social Skills, Speech, Educational

Description: This app uses game-like exercises to introduce 10 nouns in a variety of combinations to develop long-range cortical connections essential for the understanding of full language. Learning new words can be done throughout your child’s whole life. However, the development of long-range cortical connections essential for understanding syntax has a short, critical period which occurs in early childhood.

LetMeTalk: Free AAC Talker

iOS rating: 5
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Android rating: 4.4
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Categories: Social Skills, Speech

Description: A free AAC talker app supports communication in all areas of life and provides a voice to anyone. LetMeTalk enables users to line up images in a meaningful way to read rows of images as a sentence.

ABC Kids – Tracing & Phonics

iOS rating: 4.3
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Android rating: 4.4
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Categories: Educational, Speech

Description: ABC Kids is a free phonics and alphabet teaching app that makes learning fun for children, from toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. It features a series of tracing games to help kids recognize letter shapes, associate them with phonic sounds, and put their alphabet knowledge to use in fun matching exercises.

AutisMe

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.7
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Categories: Educational, Speech

Description: Only available in French. TSARA is the first video game designed for caregivers of people with autism. The game brings awareness to the unique way people on the spectrum see the worlds as well as gives context to their reactions to different stimuli.

AAC Autism myVoiceCommunicator

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4
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Categories: Educational, Speech

Description: With AAC Autism app, turn your android device into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. AAC Autism is designed to aide non-verbal children and adults with communication. This app has been preloaded with pictures to touch and includes a “manual” tool for people who can spell and just want the app to speak what they typed.

Autism iHelp – Home

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: 5
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Categories: Educational, Speech

Description: Autism iHelp Home includes real-life photos of common household items for dining and objects from the bathroom and family room. These everyday images can be used for requesting, labeling, or using as a communication aid.

Autism iHelp – Animals

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: 5
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Categories: Educational, Speech

Description: The Autism iHelp – Animals app includes real-life pictures of farm animals, zoo animals, and common pets for non-verbal individuals to use for labeling, categorizing animals, and talking about the sounds they make.

Avaz Pro – AAC App for Autism

iOS rating: 5
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Android rating: 4.5
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Categories: Educational, Speech

Description: Avaz, a full-featured AAC app, has been developed for children who are non-verbal or who have difficulty speaking. Avaz has been designed with the vision of making every voice heard. Avaz is child- and caregiver-friendly and helps therapists and educators to bring out the maximum potential in children.

Autism & PDD Comparatives/Superlatives Lite

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: 4.5
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Categories: Speech, Education

Description: Buddy Bear helps children compare and contrast items and learn descriptive vocabulary and morphological word endings (“-er” and “-est”). Five interactive stories develop joint attention, reciprocity, and early language skills. The stories include these vocabulary concepts: What Buddy Bear Sees, What Buddy Bear Finds, What Buddy Bear Likes, What Buddy Bear Has, and What Buddy Bear Does.

VocalTiles Projects – Autism

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 5
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Categories: Educational, Speech

Description: This app allows you to create projects that will be interpreted with VocalTiles Interpreter.Each project is composed of multiple pages, where each can represent an exercise session, or more generally, a grid of images that are useful for the communication of the child. It allows, through the adoption of images used in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and P. E. C. S. (Picture Exchange Communication System) you to create sessions of exercise of discrimination, association, and memorization for your child or cards to use to compose sentences.

Words for Kids – Reading Games

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Speech

Description: In this beautifully illustrated word learning and reading game, users join Bud on a journey through his house, school, city and around as he and his friends go from place to place to learn and review everyday sight words used in English for naming things. Users will improve reading skills by practicing common vocabulary words, improve reading fluency, and boost their confidence and self-esteem.

Kids Learn to Read Rhymes

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Speech

Description: In Kids Learn to Read Rhymes kids will learn word families, CVC, short and long vowel words through three wonderful games. The app teaches preschool-aged children to blend sounds into words, read and form simple words, identify spoken words and learn word families and gives kids will have a strong sense of phonemic awareness and a solid groundwork for written language.

Read Me Stories: Learn to Read

iOS rating: 4.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Educational, Speech, Entertainment

Description: This app, designed to use just 15 minutes per day, teaches beginning readers skills to build upon as they increase their reading level. The app offers a tailored reading experience and allows users to learn at their own pace.

Social Stories and Social Skills Apps

Social skills can be especially hard for a child on the spectrum to master. The autism apps listed below cover a variety of situations and interactions a child may have and offer solutions that children can practice through games.

Autism Emotion

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Functional Skill, Educational, Entertainment, Social Skill

Description: This app uses music and photographs to help users identify and learn about emotions. Featured emotions include happy, sad, proud, and calm.

Bob Books Reading Magic Lite

iOS rating: 3.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Speech, Educational

Description: Bob Books Reading Magic helps build the users confidence in their reading skills by focusing on the building blocks of reading: phonics. This interactive app features the popular Bob Books characters in full animation and uses a simple drag-drop interface easily accessible to children as young as preschool.

FindMe (Autism)

iOS rating: 3
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Social Skills, Educational

Description: Find Me is an app designed to help young children with autism practice simple social skills. It is suitable for play by children with an ability level equivalent to 18 months or over and doesn’t require any language or reading. In Find Me, the game aims to find the person in the scene and tap on them. As the levels increase, it becomes harder to spot the person as more and more distracting thing (plants, animals, toys) appear in the scene.

Baby Sign and Learn

iOS rating: 3.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Social Skills, Educational

Description: The Baby Sign and Learn app features animated video demonstrations that will captive your child and help them learn sign language. Practice games and interactive quizzes and inspire your child to sign with the aid of the colorful flashcards. This app uses keyword signs and allows you to specify your preferred sign language dialect.

Autism 5-Point Scale EP

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Social Skills, Games, Educational

Description: This app utilizes the 5 Point Scale, to help individuals communicate and regulate their level of anxiety while taking appropriate steps to be safe without the need to be verbal. Screens are color-coded with different facial expressions, increasing based on the emergency or situation. Levels of “emergencies,” photos and responses can be individualized for each family with the option to record a caretaker’s voice giving directions.

Toca Life: Vacation

iOS rating: 4.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Social Skills, Games, Entertainment, Educational

Description: This app allows users to simulate the steps and processes of going on a vacation from going to airport security to exploring a beach upon arrival. A collection of 34 available characters and a variety of destinations give children the option to customize their holiday and for fun or familiarization before an upcoming trip.

Toca Life: Town

iOS rating: 4.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Games, Social Skills, Entertainment, Educational

Description: This interactive app allows users to create and explore the town and its surrounding areas. Animated characters join the child on their adventures to cook in restaurants, go camping, play games, and more.

Toca Life: City

iOS rating: 4.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Games, Social Skills, Entertainment, Educational

Description: Toca Life: City provides six locations for children to explore with 35 customizable characters. In this interactive app, children have the option to try new hairstyles and outfits, enjoy diverse foods, go shopping, and even write a play for the local theatre.

Autism iHelp – Shapes

iOS rating: 4.1
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Speech, Games, Educational

Description: Autism iHelp Shapes is a first wordlearning app that includes groups of pictures categorized by specific shape. This app helps distinguish and identify common items by shapes and allows increased environmental generalization. This app also includes two Learning Enhancement activities. These learning activities are presented in a game-like format. These games check retention of the learned vocabulary and integrate auditory and visual memory.

Bitsboard – Education, Games, and Flash Cards App

iOS rating: 4.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Games, Speech, Educational

Description: This customizable app allows users to take advantage of 14+ educational tools and games. Content to study can be inputted and changed by the user as they progress. Bitsboard tracks your progress supports multiple users and has extensive accessibility options making it an excellent tool for any learning style.

Expressions for Autism

iOS rating: 3
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Social Skills, Educational

Description: Expressions is an educational and engaging game that helps children with autism train and improve emotion and feelings recognition by recreating facial expressions according to day to day life events. An amazing tool to work with in therapy sessions, children can learn at their own pace and improve their social skills as well as they develop empathy. Children can progress from apprentice to master while accessing hints and clues to maintain engagement.

Dr. Panda Town

iOS rating: 3.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Life, Social Skills, Educational

Description: Dr. Panda Town in interactive town with assorted environments for children to explore from the ice cream stand in the park to the treasure chest in your attic. Activities include making a gourmet meal for your friends, customizing outfits for dress up, playing hide and seek, and inviting friends over for a slumber party. Adventures are customizable with no in-app ads or time limits.


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Autism & PDD Picture Stories & Language Activities Social Skills at School LITE

iOS rating: 4.2
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Speech, Social Skills, Educational

Description: This app features the loveable characters from that series, Matt, and Molly, who provide functional education for children with special needs. The fun and easy-to-use lessons teach children with autism appropriate behaviors to use at school. The eight lessons are: Matt Waits for the School, Bus Molly Goes to the Library, Matt’s Nose Is Dripping, Molly Goes to Art, Matt Lines Up in the Hall, Molly Goes to the Cafeteria, Matt and Molly Go to the Playground, and Matt Goes to the Bathroom. Children’s social behavior and social language skills will develop and, in turn, the children will have reduced anxiety in social situations. This facilitates more compliant behavior and allows the children to feel better about themselves for a job well done. This Lite version contains a sample of the content that is available in the full, commercial version.

Baby Sign Language Dictionary – Lite Edition

iOS rating: 4.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Social Skills, Educational

Description: This app allows you an opportunity to sample the many features of Baby Sign Language Dictionary and to try a few signs with your child, including 40 real-life signing video demonstrations. The friendly presenters will help you to learn to sign with your baby in an engaging and enjoyable way. The keyword signs demonstrated in this video dictionary are based on American Sign Language (ASL). All signs have been carefully selected for their ease of use, helpfulness to carers and appropriateness for baby’s interests and daily routine.

Social Skills for Autism

iOS rating: 2
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Social Skills, Educational

Description: The Social Skills for Autism app is based on a central character called Kloog the alien whose spaceship crash lands on Earth. Kloog is totally unfamiliar with our social skills and customs. The app user must help Kloog who is a slightly clumsy but lovable alien through the series of 17 lesson plans, let’s discuss sections, and quizzes so that he can get parts and fuel for his ship and return to his home planet. The app is also fun and reward-driven as the user unlocks a part for Kloog’s ship each time they complete a lesson plan and can also unlock a funny video featuring Kloog once the user completes a full mission.

Toca Life: School

iOS rating: 4.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Games, Entertainment, Social Skills, Functional Skills, Educational

Description: Toca Life School introduces children to the adventures they will have in school. The interactive app allows students to explore the school’s hallways, eat in the cafeteria, play in the school band, and wait on the curb for their ride home. A variety of animated characters will help them through their day as children gain confidence in a school setting.

Toca Life: Hospital

iOS rating: 4.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Games, Entertainment, Social Skills, Functional Skills, Educational

Description: The Toca Life: Hosptial app explores the beginning and end of life and everything in between. Users can welcome a new baby and familiarize themselves with how a new baby is cared for and learn how to say goodbye to someone in the farewell room in a peaceful setting. The app also addresses those “in between” moments of going for a check-up, getting an x-ray or CAT scan. Users are familiarized with the layout of hospitals as well as their many functions.

Learn with Rufus: Emotions

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: No Star Rating
Android Link
Categories: Entertainment, Educational, Social Skills

Description: Learn with Rufus: Feelings and Emotions aims to help children learn the facial expressions that correspond to feelings and emotions including happy, sad, angry, afraid, disgusted, and surprised. Children will learn how to identify easier fully-formed emotions and more difficult, subtle emotions. The game is highly customizable to meet the needs of children with varying skills, ability levels, and learning styles.

Learn with Rufus: Boys and Girls

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: No Star Rating
Android Link
Categories: Entertainment, Educational, Social Skills

Description: Learn with Rufus: Boys and Girls aims to help children learn the facial features that correspond to boys and girls. Children will learn how to identify gender from faces with typical and atypical features. The game is highly customizable to meet the needs of children with varying skills, ability levels, and learning styles.

e-Mintza

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: 3
Android Link
Categories: Social Skills, Speech

Description: E-Mintza is a customizable and dynamic system of augmentative and alternative communication directed to people with autism or with barriers of oral or written communication. It allows the user to communicate with other people through the use of touch and multimedia technology, adapting easily to the needs of its users. It also promotes its autonomy through a personalized agenda.

Stories2Learn

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Social Skills, Educational

Description: Stories2Learn is a powerful way to promote social messages to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. S2L offers parents and educators the ability to create personalized stories using photos, text, and audio messages. These stories can be used to promote an individual’s literacy, leisure, as well as social skills. Stories come preloaded with 12 social narratives that can be used to teach social skills in the areas of reciprocal play, non-verbal communication, playground and school rules, turn taking, and more.

Model Me Going Places 2

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Social Skills, Educational

Description: Model Me Going Places is a great visual teaching tool for helping your child learn to navigate challenging locations in the community. Each location contains a photo slideshow of children modeling appropriate behavior. Locations include the hairdresser, the mall, the doctor, the playground, the grocery store, and a restaurant.

The Social Express II

iOS rating: 4.2
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Social Skills, Educational

Description: The Social Express is engaging, educational curriculum for children and young adults with social learning challenges. The curriculum is designed to teach users how to think about and manage social situations, helping them to develop meaningful social relationships and succeed in life. Each fully-animated, interactive lesson targets one of many skills children and young adults need to learn to develop meaningful relationships and successfully navigate our social world.

i Get… My Classmates

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… My Classmates Photo Books offer picture, text and audio support to individuals learning about their classmates at school. Title, text statements, and audio recording can be individualized for each picture allowing the app to be used for a variety of purposes, including receptive identification and expressive labeling. Create books for students identifying students in homeroom, special classes or after-school activities. These books offer the visual support needed for some children to retain or recall names.

i Get… My Community Vocabulary Photo Books

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Social Skills

Description: i Get… My Community Vocabulary Photo Books is an application offering picture, text and audio support to individuals learning about their community. The app comes with three photo books; Community People, Community Places and Community Objects. All photos can be replaced with custom photos. Text statements can be individualized for each picture allowing the app to be used for a variety of purposes, including receptive identification, expressive labeling, and providing the functions of community people. Personal photos of your local community members can be imported from the user’s photo album to add familiar faces. Also if the child is not able to read the text associated with the photo, an audio feature allows the user to record a message for each icon using the device’s microphone.

i Get… My Family Photo Books

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… My Family Photo Books is an app that allows total customization of photo albums, offering picture, text and audio support to individuals learning about people in their family. This app contains a photo album with nine pages labeled with titles of immediate family members. All the pages can be customized with your photos, titles, text, and audio as well as unlimited photo pages or family photo album books of extended family members or groups of family members to help identify aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. This app can be used for a variety of purposes, including identification, receptive and expressive labeling.

i Get… My School Vocabulary Photo Books

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… My School Vocabulary Photo Books is photo album application offering picture, text, and audio support to individuals learning about their schools. Personal photos can be imported into the pages for the user. In addition, the ability to individualize all the pages with your own titles and subtitles allowing the app to be used for a variety of purposes, including receptive identification, expressive labeling and providing the functions of people at school. An audio feature allows the user to hear a pre-recorded message for each page using the device’s microphone.

i Get… My Schedules at School Social Skills Stories

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… My Schedules at School is a fully customizable application offering a photo social skill story for individuals that need support in understanding the sequence of their school day. Forty-two icons with real picture images are used to illustrate the sequence of events with the ability to customize each page by importing photos, changing titles, adding text and audio. Additional custom pages can be added to the sequence of events. This app can be used for a variety of purposes, including identification, receptive and expressive labeling.

i Create… Social Skills Stories

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Create… Social Skills Stories is an application with the ability to customize sequential steps of a storyline for individuals that need help building their social skills. The app is designed to make unlimited personalized social skill story books by importing personal photos, adding titles, text, and audio to unlimited pages into your own story. All the books can be re-arranged in an order specific to daily routines. Also, all the pages in the books can be re-arranged or hidden in the setting section to allow for changes to each of the storylines. The multi-user feature allows for custom social skill stories to be made for different individuals within the same application. This app can be used for a variety of purposes, including identification, receptive and expressive labeling. Also, the storybooks offer visual and audio support to help individuals recall steps of a storyline and answer questions about what they did which supports conversation building skills.

i Get… Going to the Beach Vocabulary Photo Books and Social Skills Stories

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… Going to the Beach is an application providing a photo social skills story for individuals that need support in understanding going to the beach. Eighteen icons with real picture images are used to illustrate the sequence of events, and the user can program additional pages to the book to add personal experiences. Text statements and audio recordings can be individualized for each picture allowing the app to be used for a variety of purposes, including receptive identification and expressive labeling. In addition to the social story, two vocabulary books have been added; “Packing List” and “Beach Objects” to work on labeling and identification. Personal photos can be added by importing from the user’s photo album.

i Get… Going to Birthday Parties Vocabulary Photo Books and Social Skills Stories

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… Going to Birthday Parties is an application providing photo vocabulary books and a social skill story for individuals that need support in understanding the process of a birthday party. Text statements can be individualized for each picture allowing the app to be used for a variety of purposes, including receptive identification and expressive labeling. Personal photos can be added by the user with a camera ready Apple device or imported from the user’s photo album.

i Get … Going to the Grocery Store

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… Going to the Grocery Store is an application providing photo albums including a social skill story, grocery vocabulary and a grocery list for individuals that need support in understanding the process of going shopping at a grocery store. Text statements can be individualized for each picture allowing the app to be used for a variety of purposes, including receptive identification and expressive labeling. Personal photos can be added by the user with a camera ready Apple device or imported from the user’s photo album.

i Get… Going to the Hospital and Accessing Child Life Services with Medical Photo Vocabulary and Preparation Books

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… Going to the Hospital is an application providing a photo story for individuals that need help understanding the process of being admitted to the hospital. Also, photo books about child life services as well as objects and staff members relative to the hospital are included. Healthcare professionals and parents can add personal photos, text, and audio to all the books included or create custom books at your facility to help prepare children for hospital services/procedures.

i Get… Going to the Playground Vocabulary Photo Books and Social Skills Stories

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… Going to the Playground is an application providing a photo vocabulary books and social skills story for individuals that need support in understanding things at a playground. Text statements can be individualized for each picture allowing the app to be used for a variety of purposes, including receptive identification and expressive labeling. Personal photos can be added by the user with a camera ready Apple device or imported from the user’s photo album.

i Get… Going to a Restaurant Vocabulary Photo Books and Social Stories

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… Going to a Restaurant is an application providing vocabulary photo books and a social story. This app can be personalized with books and stories for individuals that need support in understanding the process of going to a restaurant. Each page can be individualized for the user by importing personal photos, add text and audio.

i Get… St. Patrick’s Day Social Skills Stories

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… St. Patrick’s Day is an application providing a photo social skills story for individuals that need support in understanding St. Patrick’s Day. Twenty-seven icons with real picture images are used to illustrate the sequence of events. Each page can be individualized for the user by adding personal photos taking pictures with an Apple camera ready device, add text and audio.

i Get… Valentine’s Day Social Skills Stories

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… Valentine’s Day is an application providing a photo social skill story for individuals that need support in understanding the process of Valentine’s Day. Twenty-seven icons with real picture images are used to illustrate the sequence of events. Each page can be individualized for the user by adding personal photos taking pictures with an Apple camera ready device, add text and audio.

i Get… Easter Social Skills Stories

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… Easter is an application providing a photo social skill story for individuals that need support in understanding the process of Easter-related activities and an Easter egg hunt. In the Easter book, 36 unique pages illustrate a variety of Easter-related activities. The Easter egg hunt book includes twelve pages with real picture images that are used to illustrate the sequence of events. Each page can be individualized for the user by adding personal photos taking pictures with an Apple camera ready device, add text and audio.

i Get… Going to Fireworks

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get… Going to Fireworks is an application providing a photo social skill story for individuals that need support in understanding the process of watching fireworks. Twelve icons with real picture images are used to illustrate the sequence of events. Text statements can be individualized for each picture allowing the app to be used for a variety of purposes, including receptive identification and expressive labeling. Personal photos can be added by the user with a camera ready Apple device or imported from the user’s photo album.

i Get… Christmas Social Skills Stories

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get .. Christmas is an application providing a photo social skill story for individuals that need support in understanding the process of Christmas. Thirty pages with real picture images are used to illustrate the sequence of events. Each page can be individualized for the user by adding personal photos taking pictures with an Apple camera ready device, add text and audio.

TouchChat HD – AAC

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Social Skills, Speech

Description: TouchChat HD is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. Words, phrases, and messages are spoken with a built-in voice synthesizer or by playing a recorded message. TouchChat also has a unique feature whereby one can simply tilt the device to make the message expand to fill the screen in large letters. This feature allows a person to communicate silently or in a noisy environment.

iCommunicate

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills, Speech

Description: This app allows users to design visual schedules, storyboards, communication boards, routines, flash cards, choice boards, speech cards and more. Audio can be recorded to accompany visuals.

EASe Personal Listening Therapy

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention

Description: This app delivers shot, intense bursts of sound (music) to decrease auditory hypersensitivity and help children cope with noisy environments and unpredictable soundscapes. Three versions of this app exist: Listening Therapy 3, Personal, and Pro. Each version offers varying levels of auditory stimulation.

ABA Flash Cards & Games – Emotions

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Social Skills

Description: This app provides children with a simple and fun way to recognize 100 emotions. Users are taught how to understand and respond to over emotions once they have been identified.

Kid in Story

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Entertainment, Social Skills

Description: Create and share customized picture storybooks with photos of your child or others as the main character. Kid in Story Book Maker makes it easy and fun to create visual stories to support learning, social modeling, and early literacy.

Autism Social-Aid

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Social Skills

Description: This app aims to assist children in finding a clearer view on how to communicate with their surroundings. It consists of a set of video modules that display learning lessons on improving their social applications. The lesson modules include three different video lessons, which are ‘Introducing Yourself,’ ‘Emotions’ and ‘Gestures.’ The lesson modules are displayed in videos which use real-life children acting different lessons in varies scenarios. Other features include ‘Quiz Me!’ and ‘Mix & Match.’

Autism NSW

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link
Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Support Group, Educational

Description: This App aims to help parents and families touched by autism in NSW to access all related organizations and points of contact. All relevant support organizations, and related content is available from within the app.

Autism Help

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4.3
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Social Skills

Description: This application enables parents of children with autism to help their child with their day to day needs of doing basic tasks like taking a shower, drinking water, recognizing objects and follow basic instructions for tasks. The application has audio and video options to help the kids better. Scientifically proven diagrams are used to aid in the development of in cognitive skills for an autistic child.

AutismXpress Pro

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4.4
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Social Skills, Games, Entertainment

Description: This app is designed to help children identify emotions and physical sensations through matching games, motion charts, and expression quizzes.

Autism Talk – A Visual Communication Tool

iOS rating: 4.1
iOS Link
Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Social Skills, Autism Awareness, Speech

Description:The AutismTalk App gives law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS personnel an extra tool needed in responding to a call or an emergency situation regarding an individual with autism. The AutismTalk App is a Picture symbol-supported communication and interactive app which allows 1st responders to be able to start communicating quickly and providing help to someone who is nonverbal.

Lao Autism Talks

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4.6
Android Link
Categories: Social Skills, Autism Awareness, Speech

Description: Lao Autism Talks the first Lao Language AAC communication app which allows users to develop their communication skills in everyday situations. Users can customize the dictionary by selecting from the 1500 word library organized into 12 categories, i.e., About Me, Actions, Family, Leisure, Drink and Snacks for easy use. This app offers the opportunity to give voice to children’s ideas, needs and wants as their vocabulary grows from single words to using sentences.

Trace & Share

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: 4.1
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Functional Skill, Social Skill

Description: Trace & Share designed to further enhance children’s fine motor and social skills. The goal of this application is to improve tracing skills through compelling fantasy story that are both creative and attention-grabbing. Children will have to trace through various lines with increasing difficulty.

SmileMeBack

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4.8
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Speech, Social Skills

Description: SmileMeBack helps people with autism develop language and communication skills faster and easier. Users take pictures then describe them with an audio recording and categorize them with other like photos. Pictures can also be hand-drawn.

Socky – Autism communication

iOS rating: 4.5
iOS Link
Android rating: 4.8
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Speech, Entertainment

Description: Socky is a personal assistant who helps teenagers find their words and removing social barriers that make social interactions difficult. Socky can send symbol-based messages, multiple-choice questions, and custom message. Each message is text or symbol-to-speech to help bridge communication gaps.

SocialSkills for Autism Kloog2

iOS rating: 4.5
iOS Link
Android rating: 4.6
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Social Skills, Entertainment

Description: This app addresses life and safety skills and answers questions about friendship. Users are taught how to respond to and recognize bullying, what a good friendship looks like, and how to identify a friend.

Functional Skills Apps

Functional skills encompass activities of daily living, including cooking, going to the store, and completing other daily tasks. This list provides apps for a variety of situations with which your child may need additional support. The autism apps offer ways children with many learning styles to become confident in their functional skills.

Autism iHelp – Sorting

iOS rating: 3.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Functional Skills, Educational

Description: Autism iHelp – Sorting is a fun and interactive app that requires the learner to drag and drop items into the appropriately labeled ‘categorical’ box. This activity allows the learner another opportunity to generalize previously reviewed vocabulary through real-life photo images and improve categorization skills, divided attention, and visual processing. Additionally, parents can track their child’s gains through progress reports that average the last three performances.

Preschool Games – Farm Animals by Photo Touch

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Functional Skills, Games, Educational, Entertainment

Description: This app is a multi-sensory learning tool that helps children learn animals with real, crisp photos. The game can be customized to include your child’s favorite animals, photos of family pets, and descriptions can be read in a caregiver’s voice.

My PlayHome Lite

iOS rating: 3.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Functional Skills, Games, Educational, Entertainment

Description: This app is a modern doll house for the iGeneration. Every part of the house is usable including the closets, TV, and shower. This game is designed for children as young as two but can engage a child up to eight years old.

Autism and PDD Associations Lite

iOS rating: 4.2
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Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Speech, Games, Functional Skills, Entertainment, Educational

Description: This Buddy Bear app uses research-based techniques to improve communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. The game is made accessible by using simple, predictable language, uncluttered illustrations, open-ended responses, cheerful, calming narration, and story-based learning.

Sesame Street and Autism

iOS rating: 3
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Functional Skills, Educational

Description: This app, produced as part of the Sesame Street and Autism initiative, provides parents and caregivers with preschool-aged children family guides for challenges they may face. Features include articles with tips and strategies, videos featuring Abby Cadabby, eight interactive Family Routine Cards, and a digital storybook.

Autism Learning Games: Camp Discovery Pro

iOS rating: 4
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Categories: Functional Skills, Educational

Description: This professional version of the free, evidence-based learning app provides full access to a large suite of lessons. Camp Discovery appeals to early learners and is approved by special education teachers, behavioral professionals, and parents! Designed by experts in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA), all Camp Discovery learning games incorporate evidence-based teaching principles. Although Camp Discovery is designed for children with autism, all children can benefit from the carefully developed teaching procedures. Lessons include, Objects, Body Parts, Emotions, Actions, Shapes, Letters, Numbers, Colors, Locations, Community Helpers, Prepositions, Counting and Quantities, Quantitative Concepts, Quantitative Comparisons, Gender, Wh-Discrimination, Functions, Plurals, Features, Categories, Negation, Attributes, Sight Words, Sound Discrimination, Describe, Telling Time, Money, Opposites, and more.

Daniel Tiger for Parents

iOS rating: 3.7
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Categories: Functional Skills, Entertainment, Educational

Description: Daniel Tiger for Parents empowers parents and caregivers with songs and videos from the hit PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Is your child learning about sharing? Struggling with trying a new food? Working on what to do with mad feelings? Daniel Tiger for Parents has a song for these important social-emotional skills – and many more of life’s little lessons! Designed with busy parents in mind, the app is simple, educational and entertaining for caregivers and children.

Baby Panda’s Supermarket – Grocery Store

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Functional Skills, Games, Entertainment, Educational

Description: This app allows users to find hidden items in the grocery store while shopping with the panda family. Children can purchase bread, cakes, fruit, vegetables, snacks, dairy products, toys, clothes, drinks, and a pet. While playing this game, children will learn new words, interact with different animals and scenarios, and use a shopping list.

Autism & PDD Picture Stories & Language Activities Social Skills at Home LITE

iOS rating: 4.1
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Games, Functional Skills, Entertainment, Educational

Description: This app features the loveable characters from that series, Matt and Molly, who provide functional education for children with special needs. The fun and easy-to-use lessons teach children with autism appropriate manners and behaviors to use at home. The eight lessons are: Molly Has an Empty Cup Matt Has Dirty Hands Molly Hears a Knock at the Door Molly Has Wet Hair Matt Goes to Bed Matt and Molly Watch TV Molly Has a Dog Matt Hears the Phone Ring. Matt and Molly show children the right and wrong ways to act in situations that occur at home, allowing the children to divide the behaviors in their minds into “black” and “white.” This minimizes the “gray” areas of social interaction that children with autism spectrum disorders don’t understand or like.

My PlayHome

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Functional Skills, Entertainment, Educational

Description: This app is a modern doll house for the iGeneration. Every part of the house is usable including the closets, TV, and shower. This game is designed for children as young as two but can engage a child up to eight years old.

Baby Panda Care

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Functional Skills, Entertainment, Educational

Description: In Baby Panda Care, children experience a role reversal and learn how to take care of a baby (panda). In this game, they will learn hard work, patience, and a good work ethic. The cute, stress-free animations and four scenes with tasks and actions give children plenty of opportunities to experience a glimpse of what it is like to be a caretaker.

My PlayHome Hospital

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Entertainment, Functional Skill, Educational
Description: In My PlayHome Hosptial, children have the chance to be both the patient and the doctor. As the doctor, children can listen to their patient’s heartbeat with a stethoscope, give prescriptions, and change blood bags in the emergency room. As the patient, children can have their arm bandaged, receive an x-tray, and recovery in a comfortable room while being served a hot meal. This app acquaints children to what it is like to stay in a hospital while giving them the option to give care as well.

Cleaning Fun – Panda Games for Children

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Entertainment, Functional Skill, Educational

Description: In this game, users help clean up a home by folding laundry in neat stacks, learning recipes for beauty care, and other exciting tasks. This app focuses on inspirational learning and skill-building all while having fun.

i Get… Cooking Vocabulary and Create Recipe Photo Sequence Books – Social Skills Stories

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Educational, Functional Skills

Description: i Get… Cooking Vocabulary and Create Recipe Photo Sequence Books is an app that provides photo books for individuals that need support in understanding things relative to the kitchen, including recipes. The vocabulary photo books included are; “Cooking Supplies,” “Cooking Actions” and “Kitchen Appliances” which offer endless teaching opportunities for speech and language development. Also, a sample recipe book portrays the steps of making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. A blank recipe book is included to create your own recipes. All pages have titles with the flexibility to add your own subtitles. Also, all photos can be individualized for each picture allowing the app to be used for a variety of purposes, including receptive identification and expressive labeling.

Daily Tasks

iOS rating: 3.7
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Android rating: 4.3
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Categories: Educational, Functional Skills

Description: Daily Tasks is an app that designed to improve Autistic children fine motor skill as well as concentration span which are an essential skill to all learning. The goal of this application is to improve eye-hand coordination and focus through simple daily task story that are both engaging and interactive for Autistic children. Children will have to go through different scenarios and complete each presented task. This application is not only limited to people with autism. Children with concentration deficit as well as Down syndrome can also benefit from this application.

Animals Puzzle for Kids

iOS rating: 5
iOS Link
Android rating: 4.2
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Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Entertainment, Games

Description: This Free jigsaw-like puzzle game helps kids develop matching, tactile and fine motor skills while playing 84 different Animals Puzzles – horse, cow, pig, sheep, duck, chicken, donkey, dog, cat and rabbit, bee, butterfly, mouse, peacock, monkey, owl, fish, dolphin, penguin, frog. It is a fun and educational learning game for preschool children and toddlers including those with autism. Watch them learn all the names of numerous pet, farm, jungle, zoo and water animals through fun and play. A pleasant voice will always encourage and praise your kids and motivate them to continue to build their vocabulary, memory, and cognitive skills while playing. The game is enriched with animations, pronunciations, sounds, and interactivity for repeat playing and learning. It will keep your kids busy, and yet you will never be worried about them losing any piece of the puzzles.

Aiko & Egor Animation 4 Autism

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: 4.5
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Categories: Educational, Entertainment, Functional Skills

Description: Aiko & Egor displays simplified animation and engaging underwater characters and is intended to be watched together by children with autism and their family members, but is appropriate for many developmental levels and can be enjoyed by all children. This app contains video content from Season 1 of Aiko & Egor, beginning with Episode 1. The user can watch video content alone or with learning opportunities.

Kids Doodle – Color & Draw

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.1
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Categories: Entertainment, Functional Skill

Description: Kids Doodle is a drawing app particularly designed for kids with super easy-to-use painting on photo or canvas. It has endless bright colors and 24 beautiful brushes, such as glow, neon, rainbow, crayon and sketchy, etc. The app supports a unique “movie” mode, which can play back kid’s artwork like a small film. The built-in gallery stores both kids drawing a picture and drawing procedure.

Game Apps and Entertainment Apps for Kids

These autism apps are designed for children with autism in mind. Most of them offer sensory experiences that children on the spectrum will not find overwhelming. Many incorporate characters and games children already know and love.

iTubeList: Kids YouTube Playlist

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Entertainment

Description: This app allows users to save YouTube playlists to watch later and search video playlists from YouTube with keywords. Thousands of kid-safe videos are available with passcode protection for parents. Videos are grouped by topic and parents can lock search functions to prevent children from adding playlists by themselves. The app also provides a video timer to set a time limit for video viewing.

Preschool Zoo Puzzles and Fun Baby Games for Kids

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Speech, Math Skills, Games, Entertainment, Educational

Description: This app offers zoo games and puzzles teaches kids counting, numbers, animal names, and more in 16 languages. Featured games include animal games, jigsaw puzzles, card matching, number matching, and multi-lingual counting games.

Dr. Panda Restaurant Asia

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Entertainment

Description: In Dr. Panda Restaurant Asia children can explore a beautiful new Asian-themed restaurant while making sushi, stir-fry, and more. Future fine chefs have the freedom to choose what they want to prepare and exactly how they’d like to prepare it. Chop, grate, blend, fry and more with over 20 ingredients and create the perfect dish.

Dino Puzzle: Kids Dinosaurs Puzzles Learning Games

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Entertainment, Educational

Description: This game is a must for children who love dinosaurs. Children can solve 24 puzzles with bright colors, and each puzzle’s background is unique, depicting different area: forest, plains, desert, mountains, arctics.

Amazing Santa – Christmas Gift – HD Maze learning games for kids and toddler

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Entertainment, Educational

Description: This game contains 36 Christmas mazes featuring bright colors, backgrounds, and characters. Throughout the game, users can collect Christmas artifacts and costumes they make their way through the maze. Difficulty levels can get set from easy to hard with the option to create your own maze.

TopIQ Kids Learning Games for Preschool & Kindergarten

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Educational, Entertainment

Description: In this app, users will learn math, reading and phonics, and social/emotional skills through a variety of fun and engaging games. Skills are aligned with the Common Core Standards and encourage children to not only meet but exceed competencies.

Infant Zoo LITE: Visual Stimulation for Babies

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Entertainment, Educational

Description: With simple, high-contrast illustrations, engaging animal sounds, animations, and stimulating ‘bubbles,’ Infant Zoo is designed specifically for newborns and young babies. Infant stimulation can help improve your baby’s attention span, memory, and curiosity, while research has shown that the secret to infant visual stimulation lies in high-contrast colors. Use Infant Zoo and its high-contrast visuals to help calm and soothe your baby as well as increase concentration skills, enhance natural curiosity, and stimulate the creation of brain cell connections.

Talking Tom Cat

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: 4
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Categories: Entertainment, Speech

Description: Talking Tom Cat is voice changing, interactive cat. He will repeat what you say in his funny voice. Tom can be poked, pet and played with and can also be fed all kinds of food to see his surprise reactions.

Sensory Baby Toddler Learning

iOS rating: 3
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Android rating: 4.4
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Categories: Educational, Entertainment

Description: Entertain your baby or toddler in this fun, entertaining, visually stimulating underwater sensory learning app while also helping to develop your child’s hand-eye coordination skills. This app is ideal for when you’re out and about, and your baby is getting bored or upset, when your toddler won’t calm down and is getting up to mischief or when you just want to relax your child before bedtime – distract and get their attention with this visual stimulating sensory learning game.

Autism Ribbon Doo-Dad

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4.1
Android Link
Categories: Entertainment

Description: Spice up your home screen with a doo-dad, a widget for your Android device. Doo-dads are designed to add a little bling to your screen without changing your background. Do you have the perfect wallpaper, but you think it’s missing a little something to set it off? That’s where doo-dads come in. Doo-dads come in various sizes and put very little drain on your battery.

Working 4 Autism Puzzle Game

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4
Android Link
Categories: Games, Entertainment

Description: The Working 4 Autism Puzzle Game offers a selection of 25 jigsaw-style puzzles with three levels of difficulty. Users can choose between six, 12, or 20 pieces. Great fun for all ages! Nationwide, the combined unemployment and underemployment rate for people with autism is around 90 percent. Unless more employment opportunities are created for people with autism in the coming years, hundreds of thousands of young adults with autism will join the ranks of the unemployed or underemployed. Our goal of this app is to establish predictable working environments where people with autism will succeed and expand their abilities to their greatest potential.

Sand Draw Sketch Drawing Pad: Creative Doodle Art

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: 4.2
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Categories: Entertainment

Description: Sand Draw is a fun app which lets you draw on realistic sand. After a couple of minutes playing with Sand Draw, it will be hard for you to stop drawing, since the result you get looks so real, and easily achieved. When it’s time for a new design, just shake the device, and let the waves wipe out the sand. Sand Draw can be used to send a greeting, play Tic-Tac-Toe and other games, or just draw whatever comes up on your mind! You can draw on the rocky sand, lava sand, dead sea muddy sand, grassy sand, white sand and many more.

Fidgets for Autism

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Entertainment

Description: Fidget spinners are now available on Android. With this simulator game, you can fuse fidget spinners together and discover new ones, complete your ‘My Spinners’ collection with 50+ unique Spinners, use the power of boosts to supercharge your earnings, and participate in events to help with your collection It is used to relieve anxiety and to reduce stress and anxiety.

Miracle Modus

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.1
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Categories: Entertainment

Description: Miracle Modus provides pretty and calming light shows all customizable and interactive. Sound can be turned on or off according to the user’s preferences.

Magic Fluids Free

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.4
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Categories: Entertainment

Description: With Magic Fluids, users can touch the screen and create beautiful motion of colorful smoke and water. The app comes with 20 configurations presets with the option for users to create their own. Smoke and water animations are available and highly configurable.

Cause & Effect Light Box

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: 4.7
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Categories: Educational, Entertainment

Description: Light Box uses abstract animation and sound to introduce basic touch skills and awareness. It has become a popular choice for parents of babies and young toddlers but was originally made for teenagers with autism and a range of complex needs. Sounds and graphics are appropriate for any age-group. Light Box naturally encourages exploration of touch gestures through 24 scenes which range from calm and immersive to loud and energetic. Numerous options are provided to customise visuals and simplify controls.

Behavioral Intervention Plan Apps

Autism Tracker Lite: Track and Analyze ASD

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Behavioral Intervention

Description: Autism Tracker can be life-changing for families with an autistic child. Explore Autism. Track what matters to your child and your family. Use the visual calendar and multi-item graphs to view and discuss patterns. Share individual events or entire screens with your team using Dropbox, email or Twitter (Twitter lets you set up closed groups). Now, track several persons on one device. Daily Reminders are available.

The Aspergers Test – Determine your Autism Spectrum Quotient using the AQ Diagnostic Assessment

iOS rating: 4.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Behavioral Intervention

Description: This is an effective tool for self-diagnosis. It also comes with a free mini-course about Asperger’s syndrome including where and how to get help, relevant symptoms, and action plans. The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) test gives a measure of autistic traits in adults. It was developed by Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and other colleagues at Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre. The testing process consists of 50 multiple choice questions, which can be used to assess the likelihood of having Asperger’s syndrome or other conditions that are also classified on the autism spectrum such as PDD-NOS or high-functioning autism. The test can be used by adults and often it is used by parents taking the test on behalf of their children.

Autism & Beyond

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Behavioral Intervention, Educational

Description: Autism & Beyond is a groundbreaking new study of childhood mental health powered by Apple’s ResearchKit. The study aims to test new video technology that can analyze a child’s emotion and behavior. Hopefully, this technology may one day be used to screen young children in their homes for autism and mental health challenges, such as anxiety or tantrums.

Autism Awareness

iOS rating: 4.2
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Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Behavioral Intervention, Educational, Support Group, Autism-Friendly Place Tracker

Description: This app allows users to find nearby autism treatment centers – speech, behavioral, occupational, ADHD and ABA therapy – and connect with local support groups wherever you are in the world. Read local and global current news on autism – any recent breakthroughs, latest research, etc. Find autism resources on web and social media – Top autism websites, journals, books, publications, Apps, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Birdhouse – for Autism

iOS rating: 5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Behavioral Intervention, Educational, Health Manager, Educational

Description: Birdhouse – for Autism allows families to keep everything about ongoing care in one simple timeline. Users can organize behavior notes, nutrition, medical and doctor information, therapies, schedules, interventions, and more. Discover patterns and figure out how to improve care. Have this information at your fingertips anytime you need it, and share this information with anyone who needs to see it.

Cognoa: Child Development and Behavior Screening

iOS rating: No Star Rating
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Android rating: 3.5
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Categories: Behavioral Intervention, Health Manager, Educational

Description: Cognoa gives parents peace of mind. If you have a child between 1 and 8 years old and your employer offers Cognoa, you can install the Cognoa app today to find out if your child’s development is on track and get tools to help your child improve. Features include:

Developmental Assessment: The simplest, fastest way to get answers about your child’s development. Clinically-validated and based on years of research at Harvard and Stanford’s medical schools. Ask Cognoa: Answers to all your child development questions from our clinical advisory team. Expert Activities: Simple activities you can do at home with your child. Created by experts and customized for your child’s specific needs. Care Navigator: Help accessing the right services at the right time when additional clinical or medical support is advised.

i Get… Christmas Vocabulary Photo Album Books

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills, Entertainment

Description: i Get… Christmas Vocabulary Photo Album Books is an app designed in a photo album format to support individuals learning about things relative to Christmas. The ability to individualize all the pages with your own photos, titles, subtitles and audio, allows the app to be used for a variety of purposes, including receptive identification and expressive labeling.

Plan It, Do It, Check It Off

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: Plan It, Do It, Check It Off is a real photo “To Do” app that can be fully customized by the user. Twenty-six pages with real picture images are included to illustrate events that can be used for a visual “To Do” list. All the photos pages of different activities can be personalized by importing photos, changing titles, adding custom text and audio or make a book from scratch with all your own photos.

Autism Tracker Pro: Track and Analyze ASD

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention

Description: With this app, you can track what matters to your child and your family. Use the visual calendar and multi-item graphs to view and discuss patterns. Share individual events or entire screens with your team using Dropbox, email or Twitter and track several persons on one device.

Autism Early Intervention App

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating:5
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Categories: Behavioral Intervention, Educational

Description: Autism Early Intervention is a study tool covering English, perception, daily living skills, and general knowledge. The app seeks to create an equalized learning environment for students who learn a variety of ways. Users benefit from visual cues, tactile tracing, and audio information.

NIH: Autism Information

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Autism Awareness, Behavioral Intervention

Description: There are many things parents can do to help children with autism overcome their challenges. But it’s also important to make sure you get the support you need. When you’re looking after a child with ASD, taking care of yourself is not a luxury or an act of selfishness it’s a necessity. Being emotionally strong allows you to be the best parent you can be to your child in need. This app can help by making life with an autistic child easier.

Autism Test

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4.3
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Behavioral Intervention

Description: R-ISAA is an Autism Test app. This app helps in Analysis of level of autism by conducting test based on several questions provided by ISAA (INDIAN SCALE FOR ASSESSMENT OF AUTISM). App contains HINDI and ENGLISH version both with very simple language it can be used by anyone. Tha app shows instant results and follows the guidelines of ISAA.

Autism Awareness LW

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Entertainment, Autism Awareness, Behavioral Intervention

Description: This live wallpaper app features the autism puzzle pieces. The puzzle pieces reflect the mystery and complexity of the autism spectrum. The different colors represent the diversity of the people and families living with the condition. Puzzle pieces and sparkles fall from the sky. This app was designed and programmed by two girls with Asperger’s to looks great in portrait or landscape.

Autism Solutions

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.6
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Categories: Educational, Behavioral Intervention

Description: This administrative and informative app for Dr. Rajalakshmi Kandaswamy helps families book appointments while having access to cutting-edge research in the meantime. This app features videos, websites, and articles.

Autism Care – ISF

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4.9
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Categories: Educational, Behavioral Intervention

Description: This app is designed for families in Bangalore to help them find the best doctors, schools, psychologists, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals especially for children with autism. The app features an FAQ section and a resources map.

Mente™

iOS rating: 5
iOS Link
Android rating: 4.1
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Behavioral Intervention

Description: Mente provides revolutionary therapeutic benefits for patients with autism from the comfort of their own homes – all done via a daily 40-minute morning session. Its unique features include a safe and easy to use with a user-friendly and personalized therapy sessions for each user.

Autism Daily News

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Autism Awareness, Behavioral Intervention

Description: The Autism Daily News App provides daily articles on autism and developmental disabilities. The articles are delivered daily from around the web on autism, developmental disability, and intellectual disabilities. It will help users stay up to date on the latest autism research and information.

Math Games Apps and Math Skills Apps

These game-based autism apps are designed to help children build a foundation for their math skills as young as two years old. Many of these apps are suited for use in the classroom as well as at home.

Toddler Counting 123 Free

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Math Skills, Educational

Description: In this app, children can tap and count in 14 languages. Parents can adjust the pace of learning and set levels for their children. This game is designed for young children and tiny fingers and utilizes a simple interface.

TopIQ Academy: Math & Reading Games for Kids

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Math Skills, Educational

Description: This app is designed for children 2-7 years old to enjoy over 1,000 3D games. Topics covered include math, reading and writing, science, music, art, and more. TopIQ academy is suited for use in early education classrooms as well as at home.

Number Sequence – Autism Series

iOS rating: 2.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Math Skills, Educational

Description: This math app lets a child with special needs learn number sequencing and building a foundation for further math skills. The colorful interface and engaging gameplay keep children interested in developing their skills.

Early Counting Skills – Autism Series

iOS rating: 3
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Math Skills, Educational

Description: This math app allows a child with autism to develop counting skills in a colorful environment that is fun for the kid. The touch app can help learn basic numbers from one to five. The child will be presented with varying numbers of beach balls identified with quantity. Upon a correct response, there will be a reward. The same goes for when the activity is completed.

22 Learn

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Entertainment, Educational, Math Skills

Description: In this app, children are guided by an enthusiastic monkey on their quest to learn numbers, patterns, puzzles, letters, counting, sizes, shadows, matching, colors, shapes, differences, and more. After each round users can earn stickers and the opportunity to change the monkey’s train design.

Dino Does PreSchool Math: Numbers and some ABC Fun Learning Games for Kids and Toddlers

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Entertainment, Math Skill, Educational

Description: In this dinosaur themed game, children aged 2-5 learn math through a series of 27 games. The professionally illustrated games are accompanied by full narration and positive feedback.

Autism Support Group Apps

Seeking support is an act of self-care and necessary for all parents at different times. These autism apps offer support specifically for parents and caregivers of children with autism.

Autism Parents Social Network

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Support Group

Description: MyAutismTeam is a free, password-protected social network and support group. Connect and share with others like you who understand. Features include: post and read updates about the daily ups and downs, get/give instant hugs, likes and comments of support, search the Q&A section/ask and answer questions, and find others near you.

Autism

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 4
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Support Group

Description: There are many things parents can do to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) overcome their challenges. But it’s also important to make sure you get the support you need. When you’re looking after a child with ASD, taking care of yourself is not a luxury or an act of selfishness it’s a necessity. Being emotionally strong allows you to be the best parent you can be to your child in need. These applications can help by making life easier.

Autism Parents Social Network

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: 4.1
Android Link
Categories: Support Group, Educational

Description:
MyAutismTeam is a free, password-protected social network and support group. Connect and share with others like you who understand.

Autism Parent Behavior Support

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Behavioral Intervention, Support Group

Description: The JM Autism Foundation Behavior Support Program is designed to guide parents in working with their children who have autism. The information contained in this app is to be used for basic parent guidance only, not for therapeutic purposes. This app will assist you with potty training, interactive play activities, and provide you with creative ways to engage your child It will also provide you with some preventive strategies for various situations. Feel free to contact the designer to ask for a personalized app for your child based on his/her official assessment. Protocol in each category was derived from actual behavior therapy programming for children with autism and provided as a courtesy from the parents.

Autism Friendly Place Tracker

Autism Village

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Autism-Friendly Place Tracker

Description: Autism Village is your mobile “go to” source for sharing and viewing information submitted by others in the autism community. This is a directory for the autism community by the autism community. Find places where people with autism can feel safe, comfortable, and have fun in a place that is staffed by understanding and helpful people. Have a look at the Autism Village app, and you’ll quickly find nearby places rated and reviewed by others in the autism community. Help others by submitting a review of your own to share.

Problem Solving Activities and Games

These games are all about recreation and designed for children with autism in mind. Most of them offer level-ups, score trackers, and require the problem-solving skills found in traditional games.

Puzzle for Santa Claus: Christmas Games for Kids

iOS rating: 4
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Entertainment

Description: The app includes 18 Christmas-themed puzzles that offer a new experience with vivid characters and wonderfully drawn backgrounds. Children are offered positive and pleasant feedback as they complete each puzzle. Difficulty levels are increasing gradually, starting from 9 pieces to over 20 pieces per puzzle.

Animal Puzzle – Drag ‘n’ Drop Puzzles

iOS rating: 3.5
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Android rating: n/a
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Categories: Games, Entertainment

Description: The world is full of fascinating animals, so prepare yourself for a great adventure! Spend some time getting to know local farm animals, before venturing off into the depths of the jungle or diving deep below the sea to discover a world of colorful curiosities. This app offers 10 animal-themed drag and drop puzzles for toddlers.

Sensory

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4.2
Android Link
Categories: Games, Entertainment

Description: Sensory is a 100% free multitouch enabled cause and effect sensory light show app. Users touch the screen to trigger a particle effect, spawn new particles, and have up to 10 touchpoints active simultaneously.

Animals Puzzle for Kids

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4.6
Android Link
Categories: Functional Skills, Games, Entertainment, Educational

Description: Animals Puzzle for Kids is a fun animated puzzle game for toddlers. This puzzle game helps your kids develop matching, tactile, and fine motor skills while playing more than 90 different Animals Puzzles in 8 categories – safari, farm, forest, sea, birds, small friends, sea 2 and dinosaurs. The game includes animations, pronunciations, sounds of animals and interactivity for easy learning. It will teach your kids all animals, and yet you will never be worried about them losing any piece of the puzzles.

Blocks Dodger

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Games, Entertainment, Functional Skill

Description: This game was created to raise awareness for autism and help to support it. You can navigate in the donation section in the menu, and there you can either watch an advertisement or donate through in-app purchases. The game itself is simple; the player has to dodge any blocks coming its way. The blocks will become faster and faster as time goes by. Three power-ups get spawned randomly during game-play to help the player survive longer:

Video Modeling

Starring You Videos by StoryBots – Personalized For Kids

iOS rating: 4.5
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Entertainment, Video Modeling

Description: The StoryBots Starring You Videos app offers a fun way to spend time with your child or keep them entertained while you do a quick chore. Simply upload a photo and your child (or mommy, daddy, grandpa, friends or even the family dog) is singing, dancing and laughing alongside the StoryBots in personalized music videos! Once you download a video over a Wi-Fi or data connection, you’re ready to view at home, in the car, on the playground, or anywhere offline. Enjoy great, educational fun wherever you are.

Health Management Apps

This collection of autism apps can help parents and caregivers track their child’s health and behavior through data input. Families can track trends and gain a big-picture view of a child’s health.

First Then Visual Schedule

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: 3
Android Link
Categories: Behavioral Intervention, Health Manager

Description: First-Then Visual Schedule is designed for caregivers to provide positive behavior support. For individuals with communication needs, developmental delays, autism or those who benefit from a structured environment; visual schedules serve to increase independence and lower anxiety during transitions through different activities. The app can be customized to your schedule, and you can record your voice to offer the user reminders.

iPrompts®

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Behavioral Intervention, Health Manager

Description: iPrompts, the original app for visual support, is used by special educators, therapists, and parents of those benefiting from visual structure, including individuals with autism. Caregivers use the app to rapidly create and present visual supports, helping individuals transition from one activity to the next, understand upcoming events, make choices, focus on the task at hand, and learn social skills.

Dreampad Sleep

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: 4
Android Link
Categories: Health Manager, Sleeping Aid

Description: The Dreampad Sleep App delivers music through a gentle, calming vibration which only you can hear. The process brings about a relaxation response from the body and mind which has been described as a “massage to the nervous system.” It will reduce stress, improve sleep, help with falling asleep and staying asleep, and decrease sensory hypersensitivity.

i Get… My Daily Schedule, Recall My Day and Learn Calendar Concepts

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention

Description: i Get… My Daily Schedule, Recall My Day and Learn Calendar Concepts is an app providing a photo story for individuals that need support in understanding the steps that will or have occurred during their day. Fifty-seven icons with real picture images are used to illustrate the events of a day. Text statements can be individualized for each picture allowing app to be used for a variety of purposes, including receptive identification and expressive labeling. Personal photos can be added by the user with a camera ready Apple device or imported from the user’s camera roll.

i Get … My Schedules at Home Social Skills Stories

iOS rating: 4
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Educational, Functional Skills, Health Tracker, Behavioral Intervention, Social Skills

Description: i Get … My Schedules at Home is an application providing a photo social skills story for individuals that need support in understanding the process their morning routine and evening routine. Twenty-four icons with real picture images are used to illustrate the sequence of a morning routine. Each page can be individualized for the user by adding personal photos taking pictures with an Apple camera ready device, add text and audio.

Days Sequence – Autism Series

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4
Android Link
Categories: Games, Entertainment, Educational, Health Manager

Description: This app helps children memorize the days of the week with the help of small animated characters who generously reward every correct response. Children’s scores are recorded with a built-in progress tracker.

iCare Health Monitor (BP & HR)

iOS rating: 4.7
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Categories: Health Manager

Description: iCare Health Monitor measures blood pressure, heart rate, vision, hearing, blood lipids, blood oxygen, colorblindness, lung capacity, breath rate, and includes a psychological index. It does not require any peripherals, only a mobile phone.

iCare Health Monitor-can measure blood pressure

iOS rating: 4.7
iOS Link
Android rating: n/a
Android Link: n/a
Developer’s Website:
Categories: Health Manager

Description: iCare Health Monitor measures blood pressure using only a mobile phone.

Autism Awareness and News Apps

This collection of autism apps offers those who love someone with autism multiple ways to promote an understanding of autism and stay up-to-date on the latest autism research and news.

Autism Awareness Keyboard

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4.4
Android Link
Categories: Entertainment, Autism Awareness

Description: TouchPal Autism Awareness keyboard theme will bring your keyboard and text input a real new look and feel. This is a free personalized design for your TouchPal Emoji Keyboard.

Stand Out For Autism

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Entertainment, Autism Awareness

Description: Stand Out For Autism by turning your pictures pink or purple and sharing it with the world. Take a picture or a selfie, and choose to Go Pink or Go Purple and #StandOutForAutism. You can save this picture back to your device and then share it on Twitter, Facebook, or just with your friends. You can also stay up to date with all The National Autistic News stories with a special news feed built directly into the app.

Otsimo – Autism Education

iOS rating: 4.1
iOS Link
Android rating: 4.2
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Entertainment, Games, Behavioral Intervention, Autism Awareness

Description: Otsimo child is a platform designed specifically to educate children with autism and learning disorders. It contains dozens of educational games and free basic AAC. Educational games are developed by applying the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) technique. Otsimo is a bundled platform which contains Otsimo Child and Otsimo Family apps.

Inspire, by The Autism Site

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link
Android rating: 4.6
Android Link
Categories: Entertainment, Autism Awareness

Description: Help fund meaningful therapy for families living with autism while enjoying uplifting and inspiring stories. Every time you view a story in the Inspire app, a donation to fund therapy for children living with autism is generated. These donations are made possible through advertising dollars and royalties from The Autism Site.

VR Walk for Autism

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4
Android Link
Categories: Entertainment, Autism Awareness

Description: VR Autism Walk allows you to virtually walk with others to help fund autism research. When the actual Walk Autism: San Antonio is going on, you can walk with those who are doing the physical walk.

Does My Child Have Autism Risk

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Autism Awareness, Behavioral Intervention

Description: Test if your child has autism or not. Early diagnosis and intervention is the key for children with autism. Does my child have autism? is based on M-CHAT.

Wallpapers: Art of Autism

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4.7
Android Link
Categories: Entertainment, Autism Awareness

Description: The international nonprofit organization AoAart (Artistic or Autistic art) has been providing free arts and crafts lessons to children with autism for over a decade. Twenty-three of the works and turned them into HD (1920*1080) wallpapers. In these HD wallpapers, you will find three distinctive categories each unique from the rest.

Autism

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Autism Awareness, Behavioral Intervention

Description: Due to the increasing number of the people affected by autism around the world, the app designers provide information to those who live with autism. This autism app features the latest scientific developments, investigations, and articles. This app feeds from Medical News Today.

ADD, Autism, and More

iOS rating: n/a
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Android rating: n/a
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Autism Awareness, Behavioral Intervention

Description: In this autism app, you can find information on ADD ADHD, Autism, Conduct Disorder, Tourettes, Correcting Learned Behaviors, Magazines, Misdiagnosis, Tests, and Your Rights.

Autism Awareness Lebanon

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 4.5
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Autism Awareness, Behavioral Intervention

Description: This autism app, geared towards families living in Lebanon, provides information and statistics on autism. Additionally, families have access to relevant photos and a social network.

An Empathy Bridge for Autism

iOS rating: n/a
iOS Link: n/a
Android rating: 5
Android Link
Categories: Educational, Autism Awareness, Behavioral Intervention

Description: An Empathy Bridge for Autism sends a message that people who have autism are just like us–only that they see, hear, and speak in unique ways. Using just the mobile application, users can experience these unique senses themselves and get an insight into how people with autism perceive the world. This app uses virtual reality to replicate the experience a person with autism may have daily.