Autism Apps 4+

Touch Autism

    • 3.3 • 6 Ratings
    • Free



Autism Apps is simply a comprehensive list of apps that are being used with and by people diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome and other special needs. It also includes links to any available information that can be found for each app. The Apps are also separated into over 30 categories, and the descriptions are all searchable, so any type of app is easy to find and download.

Autism Apps was created as a resource for anyone looking for apps for people diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome or other special need. Many people are discovering the many uses that iPads, iPhones and iPod touches can have as tools and resources for people diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome or other disability. Though there are a multitude of apps in the app store that many people diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome or another special need use and enjoy, they can be difficult to find.

Autism Apps links to extensive reviews of the apps written by parents, specialists, and other users usually from first-hand experience. Autism Apps also has links to video demonstrations or video reviews of the apps when they are available.

What’s New

Version 2.6

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

This version fixes a few bugs. Some users were not able to view reviews of apps and others reported the app crashing. Both bugs have been fixed. Please let us know if you encounter any issue. Thanks!

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

KiteO ,

Thanks for this but it’s limited

I’ll definitely be using this as a reference, but I wish it was broader in scope. Perhaps that may be partly an issue of what is available.

I agree with an earlier commenter that it is frustrating that most of the focus on autism resources seem to be catering to a presumed neurotypical audience - parents of children or young adults, who work very hard and advocate and very often have their child’s needs by proxy recognised.

Whereas autistic adults without a family carer as proxy, especially who have an inability to self-advocate, so often are under-served, even by those who may be paid to support them. Almost forgotten by so many services and awareness campaigns. Their needs are often not the same as children, even with ID.

I disagree with the earlier commenter that autism isn’t a disability - seriously, speak for yourself, not for the vast breadth of those falling under the medical label. Autism, which is extremely common, a few per hundred, is truly a spectrum condition with multiple “causes” and manifestations. Disability isn’t a dirty word, and it doesn’t make a person “less” to need support because they struggle by themselves with living well in their environment, or have medical conditions strongly correlated with autism.

No one should generalise from one autistic person to another in terms of any one trait, so autistic people who are unABLE to do the life skills stuff YOU can, shouldn’t mean YOU get assumed to be very disabled. Similarly, the existence of autistic people who are mostly very capABLE in life should not make those who are not get less credibility or services. Overall, this is on the wider world/NTs to sort out and it shouldn’t be a competition/scarcity battle. Btw I am an autistic with (govt funded) carers, and am carer to my son. We need the support we get, but still struggling a lot.

RickiFerg ,

Very misleading

Why don’t you make it clear that this app is just the ‘free’ gateway in to all of the other overpriced apps. Made the mistake of purchasing the timer and there and no editing options, guess what...there are other people with ASD in the world apart from USA, changing the accent would be more than ideal. If I could rate this app less I would.

heidesha ,

Autism is not a disability? Really?

In reference to the earlier Reviewer who doesn't think Autism is a disability. Perhaps you should just speak for yourself and not make such a sweeping statement my friend. Believe me Autism may well be a ''disorder' or whatever you think 'it' is but it can also most certainly be a disability. Some people with Autism can't communicate effectively to have even their most basic needs met, some people who have Autism cannot leave the house because of their incredibly heightened anxiety when having to face a world they do not understand, some people with Autism have severe chronic sensory issues either hyper or hypo sensitive ,some people with Autism suffer from pain every day of their lives but are unable to verbalise this so that they can access appropriate medical treatment or painkillers, some people with Autism need to have a full time Carer with them for duration of their lives as they have no sense of danger and cannot cross a road safely on their own, or cook a meal, or drive a car or run a bath or indeed wipe their own bottoms, are these not 'disabilities'? I ask you then.... what are they? I could go on - the list is endless. Autism is a Spectrum Disorder- no two people are the same, we are all individuals. My son has Severe Low Functioning Autism accompanied by a severe Intellectual 'disability' , this is just another word my friend ....the important thing is to recognise these shortfalls and do our best to help. My son has a twin sister who is not on the Spectrum, she is a straight A student, she is tall and beautiful, popular, kind and funny, a great communicator, she is a writer and a poet and a talented athlete, my son has none of these attributes except the beauty, he is the most beautiful child l have ever seen, strangers stare at him in the street , girls throw sideways glances no avail of course. I am proud of both of my children but my son is the one that we all....including his sister- love with a tender unconditional love... he is in short - the light of our lives. I wish you nothing but the best my friend. Cheers.
This App is user friendly and works wonders for my son, thank you.

Heidi Hamilton

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