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 use the latest Apple signing certificate.

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

3.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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

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.

Sunflower Mum ,


I have spent countless hours searching for apps for my autistic son (6yrs) since buying his iPad a couple of months ago, and this app does so much of the ‘leg work’ for you, what a time saver. I reckon this should be the first App anyone with a special needs child, or any parent of young children, should download. Even if you've had your device for a while you're still likely to find some new apps by using this one. I'm definitely spreading the word about this one. What a little ripper!!!

App Privacy

The developer, Touch Autism, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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