Apple and Android Apps for the Support of People with Autism

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Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Virginia Commonwealth University

Applications (apps) for Apple and Android devices are proliferating rapidly, with at least 400,000 now available. Many are designed as supportive tools for people with disabilities, often by engineers with family members who have autism or other conditions.

We have prepared a catalog of 50 useful apps that support people with autism in task and time management, wayfinding, communication and more. But many other organizations have developed their own app catalogs. Here are links to some of the most useful ones: