Mobile technology has opened up a plethora of resources for students with special needs, including students with autism. Here 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 now-closed website APPitic.com, which curated apps from Apple Distinguished Educators, suggested a number of apps pertaining to special education, communication, and helping students with...

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  • About the Author:

    Alex Cornacchini is an editorial intern with eSchool Media.