Resources to help you find
apps for your special needs child
Finding good iPad and iPod apps for your child can be a chore. Here are a few sites that compile lists of apps suitable for children with autism or learning challenges and sometimes provide reviews of those apps.
Please note: These links are provided as a service because we are frequently asked for lists of apps. Brain Parade does not necessarily endorse any of these sites nor the apps that they list and we cannot be held responsible for any content once you follow these links. If you find anything questionable or objectionable on these sites, please let us know at <http://www.privatedaddy.com?q=YF13VUpwY2V1Hw5dU2REAl1uX2lEQkZW_19>. If you know of any other sites that you think we should add here, please let us know that as well.
Autism Speaks Resource Guide – Autism Apps – Autism Speaks maintains a list of Autism Resources. One category of resources is Autism apps. Check out their list of apps.
Technology in Special Education - The folks at Tech in (SPL) Education have done a great job of finding and highlighting great technology for children with special needs. Their reviews are thorough and weel written, and they organize great events where developers offer special deals to their readers. Check them out on Facebook too.
Moms with Apps – Moms with Apps is a group of individual, independent, family-friendly developers who share best practices on making and marketing mobile apps. They send out an email on Fridays where they highlight some great apps that are having a promotion or offering a temporary price reduction. They also offer their own app which is essentially a categorize catalog of some great family friendly apps. Download the Moms with Apps app here.
Apps for Children with Special Needs - Gary James at A4CWSN.com maintains a lengthy list of educational apps for children with special needs. The great thing about Gary’s site is that he reviews the apps and posts video of him using the app so that you can see what each one is all about before spending money to purchase them.
Squidalicious - Shannon Des Roches Rosa maintains a great blog and she was featured in the Apple iPad 2 launch video. She also has a spreadsheet that lists over 60 apps for people with autism and contains links to other iPad related resources.
iAutism.info – Francesc Sistach and Susana Vila, parents of a child with autism, along with Ivan write wonderful detailed reviews of apps for people with autism. The reviews and the entire website are available in English and Spanish. As of March 10, 2011 they list 173 apps and have written more than 20 app reviews!