About 1 in 54 children worldwide has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), so it’s not surprising app stores are filled with products marketed specifically for them. However, I found many autism apps are difficult to use, overstimulating, or even riddled with loud and inappropriate ads. Using them could be extremely frustrating to your kids rather than provide the developmental support you’re looking for.
Since autism usually causes difficulties with speaking, socializing, processing emotions, coping with stimuli, and more, you need an app that takes into account all challenges. That’s why I compiled a list of 20 autism apps that aren’t just an educational resource — they’re also gentle and engaging for sensitive users! As these apps were created with young autistic users in mind, your kids won’t experience sensory overload when using them, no matter how old they are. Read more.