Useful Autism Apps and Home Learning Resources

March 30, 2020

Looking for new apps to support you during your time at home?

These apps might be helpful for different issues such as data collection, visual schedules, social skills, and more. Behavior analysts, teachers, speech-language pathologists, or other team members may be of help customizing these for your child of any age.

We’ve handpicked the following free and low-cost apps. Although a few of these apps are available for only one type of device (Android or iPhone), most can be downloaded or purchased in both the App Store and Google Play.

AppDescriptionCostAvailable on
Chronaly: Powered for Autismsimple data collection (behavior, activities, food, sleep, meds, etc.) FreeApp Store and Google Play
Upcardcommunication tool, activity schedules, and simple data collection FreeApp Store and Google Play
iReward Chartcustomizable reinforcement systems FreeApp Store and Google Play
Daniel Tiger for Parentssocial skills for young children FreeApp Store and Google Play
Autism Tracker Litesimple behavioral data collection FreeApp Store Only
Speech with Milolanguage skills (sequencing, feelings, articulation, etc.) FreeApp Store Only
ArtikPixarticulation practice FreeApp Store Only
Mouse Trial Litevocabulary practice FreeGoogle Play Only
iTouchiLearn Life Skillsvisual schedules, reward charts, task analyses, etc. $0.99App Store and Google Play
ABA Flash Cards & Games - Emotionsphotographic flash cards (add your own and record your voice) $0.99App Store Only
It's Done!create checklists and task analyses $2.99App Store and Google Play
Time Timervisual timer $2.99App Store and Google Play
i Create... Social Skills Storiescustomize social stories $4.99App Store Only
First Then Visual Schedule 
visual schedule$0.99App Store and Google Play


More Resources for Home Learning

The following curated resources that may be of interest for learning from home. Don’t worry about the grade level indicated. Rather, find the resources that seems best suited for the student.

Boardmaker
Sign up for a 30-day free trial to create visual supports and picture schedules.

Centervention
Social Emotional Learning activities (K-5)

Scholastic
Daily thematic activities (preK-6+)

IXL
Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish lessons with assessments (K-12)

Adapted Mind
Reading and Math activities with ongoing assessment to personalize the instructional level (K-6)

CK12
Math, Science, and Social Studies lessons (grades 1-12)

Breakout EDU 
ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies games (K-12)

SplashLearn
Math games (K-5)

Epic
Sign up for a 30-day free trial to access 35,000 published books with videos and quizzes (K-6)

Lightsail
6,000 published books with assessments and special education modifications (K-12)

Handwriting Heroes
Videos for print handwriting practice

Mystery Science
Science videos and activities (K-5)

San Diego Zoo
Animal information, stories, videos, activities, games (K-5)

Author Mo Willems 
Fans of the Elephant and Pigeon books will enjoy this daily doodling and story time  (preK-4)

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