Apps for Children with Autism and Aspergers
Browse our lists of high-quality apps to support the emotional, language and communication, organizational, and social needs of kids with autism or Aspergers.
Many parents and teachers have found that well-designed and carefully-chosen apps can support the emotional, communication, organizational, and social needs of kids with autism or Aspergers. We selected a wide range of apps, based on reviews from organizations including Common Sense Media and the Center for Technology and Disability.
More app creators are turning their attention to the particular learning needs of kids on the autism spectrum. Educators often cite the need for apps that provide visual cues to aid in communication, support transitions to reduce anxiety, and create a consistent structure in students' daily schedules. The apps on this list from Common Sense Education can help kids learn to better identify and regulate emotions, communicate and express themselves, manage time and routines, and interact with others.
Children and youth with autism face a variety of challenges in communication, executive functioning, social skills, behavior/self-management, and learning. This guide, developed by the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD), provides a well-organized matrix of mobile apps and links to other helpful resources.
In this webinar from the Center on Technology and Disability, the presenters demonstrate and discuss various apps and AT options, including wearable technology to support students with autism, to foster engagement, inclusion, independence, and success in the educational environment.