by Jessy McCulloch, Autism Home Support Services
There are countless apps out there, and they all fall under so many different categories and meet so many different needs that it can feel like an insurmountable task to find what you can and should be utilizing – especially with regards to finding apps for your loved with autism to use. Just yesterday, we posted about a new app families are utilizing with great success!
But it doesn’t have to be so overwhelming! Did you know that Autism Speaks has a list of Autism Apps on their website?
They’re listed in alphabetical order to start, but you can also narrow them down by sorting them according to your needs. Need behavioral intervention? There’s an app for that. Want to work on language or communication? There’s an app for that too. In fact there are pages of them!
These apps all have a research rating as well. From the website:
- Anecdotal = No specific or related scientific studies for this type of app.
- Research = There are some related scientific studies, but no direct research support for this type of app or technology.
- Evidence = There is solid or specific scientific evidence that this type of app or technology is helpful.
They also invite you to add your favorite apps to their list. So it’s consistently updated, so take some time to peruse and see what you can use. Based on numbers alone, you’re almost guaranteed to find something that fits your needs perfectly!