Apps for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum*

There are hundreds of apps available for people with autism. Each individual will benefit from different apps for different reasons. We recommend that you search for the skills you are trying to address. We have divided our chart into 8 categories: General, Assessment, Behavior Management, Communication, Language/Writing/Math, Schedulers/Organizers, Sensory/Relaxation and Social Skills

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*This chart contains a sampling of apps for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. It does not list every app available. New apps are developed every day.
No warranty is made about the accuracy or completeness of the information on this chart. Customers should consult the iTunes Store for detailed
information about the apps.

General

App

Autismate

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Vendor

Special Needs Ware LLC

Price

$149.99

App Description

Enables users to develop communication and life skills. App allows you to create contextual environments. Includes: Visual scene displays, sentence builder, video modeling, visual schedules, visual stories and content library.

Features/Skills

  • Accommodates a wide range of ability levels
  • Easy to use
  • Can create personal visual supports in seconds

Assesment

App

Preference & Reinforcer Assessment – Autism and Special Education

Vendor

Touch Autism

Price

$9.99

App Description

Designed by a BCBA (board certified behavior analyst). Effectively and scientifically determines a child's preferences. This determination is key to any behavior change program.

Features/Skills

  • Easy set up
  • Times length of trial and how long each item was engaged with
  • Automatically calculates results and displays results

Behavior Management

App

Autism Tracker Pro

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Vendor

Track & Share Apps, LLC

Price

$9.99 (Lite Version - free)

App Description

Track what matters to you and your family. Identify and discuss patterns of behavior. Each screen represents a different domain of autism: mood, behavior, food and health.

Features/Skills

  • Can share with your team using iCloud, Dropbox, email
  • Daily, weekly & monthly graphs
  • Analysis with statistics and comparison graphs

App

NEW! Birdhouse for Autism

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Vendor

Birdhouse LLC

Price

Free

App Description

Enables caregivers to keep track of behaviors, health and daily living activities. Help to determine patterns of behavior to problem solve and create better strategies.

Features/Skills

  • Activity timeline categories: sleep, moods, food, meltdowns, therapy
  • Stores info on medications, doctors, therapists

App

Epic Win

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Vendor

Epic Win

Price

$1.99

App Description

A to-do list in a role-playing format. Earn points and rewards for completing each task. Destroy your chores in animated battles.

Features/Skills

  • Add your tasks and assign dates
  • Choose an avatar
  • Complete chores and your character improves & levels up

App

Tantrum Tracker

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Vendor

Scott Grant

Price

$2.99

App Description

Makes tracking tantrums for children in autism spectrum easy. Helps to gain a better understanding of child’s behavior – what precipitated it, when, severity and response taken.

Features/Skills

  • Track tantrums – locations, types
  • Track diet and medication
  • Record videos
  • Export data

App

Time Timer

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Vendor

Time Timer LLC

Price

$2.99

App Description

Displays a red dish that gets smaller as time elapses. Great as a visual tool for accomplishing tasks or for transitioning.

Features/Skills

  • 3 modes: 60 min, custom, clock
  • View up to 4 timers at once

App

Wait Timer

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Vendor

Touch Autism

Price

$2.99

App Description

Visual and audio tool to help teach good waiting behavior. Has social story about waiting and an audio/visual timer.

Features/Skills

  • Color coded timer
  • Changeable wait time
  • Easy settings

Communication

App

AAC Speech Buddy

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Vendor

Code Dimensions

Price

$27.99

App Description

Quickly and easily create custom speech sets online using your own photos and images.

Features/Skills

  • Can share content with teachers and parents
  • Can create profiles for speech sets

App

NEW! Let me Talk

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Vendor

AppNotize UG

Price

Free

App Description

Enables user to line up images in a meaningful way to read the row of images as a sentence.

Features/Skills

  • Database of more than 9000 easy to understand images
  • Can add photos from your camera
  • Pre-configured for kids with ASD

App

Proloquo2Go

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Vendor

AssistiveWare

Price

$249.99

App Description

Symbol supported communication apps. More than 14,000 symbols. Speak in words or phrases by tapping buttons.

Features/Skills

  • Grows with user – different grid
    configurations
  • Customize grids and buttons
  • Customize vocabulary
  • Switch accessible
  • Natural sounding voices

App

Talking Larry

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Vendor

Out Fit 7 Ltd

Price

$0.99

App Description

Silly, fun app encourages your child to speak. Talk to Larry and he repeats what you say in his own hilarious voice. Also whistles along to music you play.

Features/Skills

App

Touch Chat HD – AAC

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Vendor

Silver Kite

Price

$149.99

App Description

Full featured communication solution. Words, messages and phrases are spoken with a built in voice.

Features/Skills

  • Fully customizable grid layout, pages, buttons & messages
  • Includes various page sets

App

VAST Autism 1 – Core

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Vendor

Speak in Motion

Price

$4.99

App Description

Combines video modeling with written words and auditory cues to help individuals acquire relevant words, phrases & sentences so they can speak themselves.

Features/Skills

  • Five categories beginning with syllables and ending with sentences
  • Uses concrete words, phrases and sentences

Creativity/Art

App

Doodle Buddy

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Vendor

Pringer Inc.

Price

Free

App Description

Draw on blank canvas & upload photos. Games and a variety of backgrounds are included.

Features/Skills

  • Creativity
  • Fine motor
  • Imagination
  • Writing

App

Nick Jr. Draw and Play

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Vendor

By Nickelodeon

Price

$2.99

App Description

Create own artwork with Nickelodeon characters. Includes coloring tools, special effects & animated stickers.

Features/Skills

  • Creativity
  • Fine motor
  • Imagination
  • Writing

App

Paint My Cat

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Vendor

Nanu Interactive

Price

Free

App Description

Color a cat and his play things. Extensive paint palette. 2D to 3D imaging. Can play with cat in his virtual playroom.

Features/Skills

  • Develop eye/hand coordination
  • Fine motor skill development

App

NEW! Sand Draw

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Vendor

Kalrom Systems LTD

Price

Free

App Description

Fun app lets you draw on realistic sand. Just shake your devices to clear the screen for a new drawing.

Features/Skills

  • Allows you to save your art to a gallery or share on social networks

Learning

App

Agnitus

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Vendor

Agnitus Inc.

Price

$6.99/month

App Description

60+ curriculum based educational games – phonics, language arts, math skills, foundational skills and measurement.

Features/Skills

  • Personalized learning based on skill level
  • Detailed reports show child’s progress
  • Teaches controls to manage child’s learning

App

Autism Learning Games: Camp Discovery

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Vendor

Center for Autism (CARD)

Price

Free

App Description

Suite of therapeutic learning games based on CARD’s comprehensive curriculum. Learning games include objects, colors, shapes, emotions and more

Features/Skills

  • Simple user interface
  • Track child’s progress
  • Parents can personalize

App

Intro to Letters

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Vendor

Montessorium

Price

$3.99

App Description

Learn to trace, read, write and record letter sounds. Based on proven methodology of Montessorium.

Features/Skills

  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Move from pre-writing to writing

App

Intro to Math

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Vendor

Montessorium

Price

$4.99

App Description

Learn to read, write and understand numbers from zero to nine, through a series of interactive, guided and challenging activities.

Features/Skills

App

Math Bingo

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Vendor

ABCya.com

Price

$2.99

App Description

Five Bingo games: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and mixed. Three levels of difficulty. Score is based on the time to complete the game.

Features/Skills

  • Saves player information
  • Rewards given for high score and/or beginning switch skills

App

Pop Math (Lite)

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Vendor

AppBlit LLC

Price

Free

App Description

Introduces basic addition. Six pairs of colored bubbles float on screen & kids pop the correct pairs.

Features/Skills

  • Encouraging words
  • Full version of app (0.99) includes subtraction, multiplication & division

App

Starfall ABC/Learn to Read

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Vendor

Starfall Education

Price

Free

App Description

Teaches the alphabet by helping kids sound out the letters — basically interactive alphabet flash cards.

Features/Skills

  • After mastering letters & sounds, move on to Learn to Read app with simple sentence stories
  • Develops language, reading and vocabulary

App

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Touch Trainer

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Vendor

Touch Autism

Price

$4.99

App Description

Teaches how to use touch screen technology. Teaches single finger fine motor skills and cause and effect.

Features/Skills

  • Plays music and animation when button is tapped
  • Button gets progressively smaller
  • Opens door to a multitude of apps

App

Word Wagon

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Vendor

Duck Duck Moose

Price

Free

App Description

Teaches letters, phonics and spelling. Based on Common Core standards.

Features/Skills

  • Teaches more than 100 words
  • 4 levels of learning
  • Collect stickers and earn stars

Schedules/Organizers

App

NEW! Children with Autism: A Visual Schedule

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Vendor

Enuma Inc

Price

$12.99

App Description

Wearable picture based scheduler designed for adults and children with autism. Schedule sent to wearer’s Apple watch to alert them to scheduled tasks.

Features/Skills

  • Simple intuitive interface
  • Create schedule on iPad or iPhone

App

Choiceworks

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Vendor

Bee Visual

Price

$4.99

App Description

Learning tool to help children complete daily routines, understand and control their feelings and improve their waiting skills.

Features/Skills

  • Three boards: Schedule, waiting, feelings
  • 180 images library or add own images
  • Unlimited number of boards
  • Customizable for a classroom setting

App

FTVA HD —
First/Then Visual Schedule

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Vendor

Good Karma Applications, Inc.

Price

$14.99

App Description

Visual schedules increase independence and lower anxiety during transitions. Images show daily activities (e.g. morning routine) or steps needed to complete a specific activity (e.g. using the restroom).

Features/Skills

  • Add your own images or use Internet stock images or 10,000 Smarty Ears Symbols
  • View single image, two images, checklist or columns with drag and drop once step is complete

App

iPrompts

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Vendor

Handhold Adaptive LLC

Price

$49.99

App Description

Create and modify visual schedules as well as use a countdown timer with picture supports.

Features/Skills

  • Supports organizational skills
  • Sets performance expectations
  • Subtle supports and reminders

App

Visual Schedule Planner

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Vendor

Good Karma Applications, Inc.

Price

$14.99

App Description

Visual schedules designed to give individuals an audio/visual representation of the “events in their day.”

Features/Skills

  • Daily, weekly and monthly views
  • Checklist and timer
  • Custom images – from photos on your iPad, Internet or 1,500 icons in app
  • Video modeling

Sensory/Relaxation

App

Dreampad sLEEP

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Vendor

Dreampad

Price

Free

App Description

App uses a pillow with embedded transducers to play relaxing music through vibration to induce relaxation & sleep.

Features/Skills

  • Improve sleep initiation and duration
  • Reduce night waking
  • Improve daytime behavior

App

Electra

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Vendor

Sensory Apphouse

Price

Free

App Description

Simply stimulating app for people with special/complex needs.

Features/Skills

  • Electra responds to taps and up to 3 finger simultaneous touch movements

App

Fireworks Arcade

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Vendor

Big Duck Games LLC

Price

Free

App Description

Tap or drag to create brilliant displays of light and sound or just watch a generated show.

Features/Skills

  • Three games
  • Every firework is unique
  • Dozens of colorful firework shapes and effects

App

Gravitarium

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Vendor

Q Apps LLC

Price

Free

App Description

Combines music, art and science in one relaxing experience. Create up to 10 different animations using each of your fingers as pressure points on the screen (e.g. rocket, sparkle, vortex, etc.)

Features/Skills

  • Ten relaxing sound tracks
  • Multiple animation options
  • Beginning switch skills

App

Magna

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Vendor

Sensory Apphouse

Price

Free

App Description

Simple, calming and relaxing visual lava lamp

Features/Skills

  • Change direction flow with a tap
  • Hold to change color
  • Change sizes of blob with a pinch

App

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Miracle Modus

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Vendor

Seebs LLC

Price

Free

App Description

Hypnotic rainbows and soft bells.

Features/Skills

  • Easily change lights by tapping any corner and arrows to change modes

App

Pocket Pond HD

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Vendor

Trigger Wave LLC

Price

Free

App Description

Create relaxing ripples through touches and swipes while enjoying the sounds of nature. Interact with the fish.

Features/Skills

  • Interactive water
  • Feed fish by double tapping
  • Customize lily pads

App

UZU

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Vendor

Colordodge Labs

Price

$1.99

App Description

Points of light shoot across the screen at your touch. Switch between 10 different modes of animation by simply changing the number of touches you’re using.

Features/Skills

  • Thousands of possible combinations
  • Customize color, speed, size

App

Zen Bound 2

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Vendor

Secret Exit Ltd.

Price

$2.99

App Description

Meditative puzzle game of wrapping rope around wooden structures by tilting iPad and rotating screen with your fingers. Soothing atmosphere with beautiful visuals and down - tempo soundtrack.

Features/Skills

  • 100 levels
  • Tactile game

Social Skills

App

ABA Flash Cards – Emotions

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Vendor

Innovative Mobile Apps

Price

$0.99

App Description

20 different emotions shown in full color via flash cards and interactive games.

Features/Skills

  • 200+ photographs
  • 8 different play modes
  • Customized speed
  • Audio, voice and written words

App

Autism Emotion

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Vendor

Model Me Kids, LLC

Price

Free

App Description

Uses music and a photo slideshow to help teach different emotions.

Features/Skills

  • Teaches happy, sad, proud, calm and more. Part of social skills training series for children & teenagers with Autism.

App

Conversation Builder

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Vendor

Mobile Education Store

Price

$19.99

App Description

Conversation stimulator designed to help children learn how to have multiexchange conversations with peers in various social settings

Features/Skills

  • Visual interface
  • Records child’s half of conversation
  • Group and 1-on-1 conversations
  • Conversation 4-8 exchanges long
  • 160 distinct conversations

App

Emotions and Feelings – Autism

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Vendor

Touchautism.com

Price

$2.99

App Description

Uses social stories and simple illustrations to show what different feelings look like.

Features/Skills

  • Teaches social skills, communication and language

App

Find Me (Autism)

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Vendor

Tigerface Games

Price

Free

App Description

Designed to help young children with autism practice social skills. The purpose of the game is to find the person in the scene and tap them. Increasingly difficult levels.

Features/Skills

  • Suitable for 18 mos+
  • Doesn’t require any language or reading

App

NEW!
I Can Have Conversations With
You

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Vendor

Autism Breakthrough Solutions LLC

Price

$9.99

App Description

Assists with conversation and social skills. Helps child initiate, understand and participate in conversations.

Features/Skills

  • Video of an interaction followed by a series of activities about the interactions
  • App designed for ages 6 and up who are able to speak in sentences, are able to read and can use ipad

App

Kid in Story Book Maker

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Vendor

Locomotive Labs

Price

$6.99

App Description

App makes it easy and fun to create visual stories with your child as the star character. Teaches social skills through a variety of topics including exploration of emotions and facial expressions, promoting good hygiene, travel and holidays.

Features/Skills

  • 12 story templates
  • Create custom stories with own images & text
  • Share stories via email

App

Learning with Rufus

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Vendor

Rufus Robot, Inc.

Price

$4.99

App Description

Helps children learn facial expressions – happy, sad, afraid, etc.

Features/Skills

  • Highly customizable
  • Meets the needs of children with varying skills, ability levels and learning styles

App

Look in My Eyes: Train Engineer

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Vendor

Fizzbrain LLC

Price

$2.99

App Description

A fun way to practice eye contact skills. Interactive app where you can explore 5 different train sections as they work on train parts and travel around the world. Users earn train rides by practicing eye contact.

Features/Skills

  • Visit 16 countries
  • Dozens of train activities — shovel coal, fix air brakes, signal morse code, signal with whistles, etc.

App

Model Me Going Places 2

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Vendor

Model Me Kids, LLC

Price

Free

App Description

Visual teaching tool to help children learn to navigate challenging locations in the community: barber, mall, doctor, playground, procery store and restaurant. Photo slide show for each location showing children modeling appropriate behavior.

Features/Skills

  • Easy to use
  • Audio and descriptive text for each photo

App

Pictello

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Vendor

AssistiveWare

Price

$19.99

App Description

Create visual stories and talking books. Each page in a story can contain a picture, a short video, up to 10 lines of text and a recorded sound.

Features/Skills

  • Teach social skills or recall events
  • Share memories
  • Non-speakers can share their news & interests

App

Social Stories

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Vendor

Proteon Software

Price

$3.99

App Description

Designed to help users understand social situations and give them tools to respond correctly to their environment.

Features/Skills

  • Customizable text, audio and pictures
  • Multi-page stories
  • Easy to use edit screen

App

Special Stories

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Vendor

Special iApps CIC

Price

$12.99

App Description

Create stories using text, pictures and sound. So many ways to use: teach social skills, show steps in a task, create storybooks, etc.

Features/Skills

  • Teach positive behavior
  • User-friendly
  • 30 seconds of recording time
  • 1-2 switch accessible
  • Visual instructions & guidance

App

The Social Express

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Vendor

The Social Express

Price

Free

App Description

Teaches social and emotional skills. Animated interactive lessons encourage users to practice real-life social situations.

Features/Skills

  • 81 interactive episodes
  • 3 skill levels
  • Reporting tools
  • Visual instructions & guidance

App

Toca Boca

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Vendor

Toca Boca AB

Price

Free to $3.99

App Description

25 different apps: Hair salon, House, Doctor, Kitchen, Store and Birthday party to name a few. Fun interactive games teach users about each subject making them more familiar and less threatening.

Features/Skills