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5 useful apps for students with autism

By Alex Cornacchini
April 6th, 2015

These apps, which focus on communication, visual prompts, and more, are aimed at helping students with autism

autism-appsMobile technology has opened up a plethora of resources for students with special needs, including students with autism. For Autism Awareness Month in April, we’re highlighting resources and tools that educators might find useful in helping engage students with autism.

The autism spectrum disorder rate in children is about 1 in 68, according to current CDC research. As more students on the autism spectrum enter classrooms each year, technology has the potential to help those students have equal access to educational opportunities.

The website APPitic.com, an app resource site with more than 6,000 apps in more than 300 subcategories, offers a number of apps pertaining to special education, communication, and helping students with autism. Here, we’ve gathered a handful of those apps, and you can access more on the APPitic site.

[Editor’s note: eSchool News has selected these apps—originally curated by Apple Distinguished Educators via APPitic—that may help you meet your instructional needs.]

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