7 Easy Steps to Finding the Best Special Needs Apps

Find Special Needs Apps

It's Here! We recently launched a brand new Autism Plugged In eBook (Kindle or pdf versions) - something that we've been working on for quite a while - 7 Easy Steps to Finding the Best Special Needs Apps.This eBook is all about helping you separate the good from the bad, the pricey from...

Bass For Autism Vol. 2: Supporting Autism Research Through The Power of Music

Bass for Autism Vol. 2

Exciting news! On August 15, 2014, Bass for Autism released Volume 2, a 49-track music compilation featuring some of the biggest names in electronic music. Artists like Savant, DotEXE, Xilent, and Rameses B have contributed new, original songs to support the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), a national non-profit organization formed and...

Discovering Emotions with Zeely: Kids With Autism Learn About Emotions

Autism App Discovering Emotions with Zeely

Have you ever told a joke and NO ONE laughed? That might be similar to how children with special needs, especially autism, feel when they just don't "get" emotions and the appropriate times to express them.Virtual EyeSee joined forces with speech pathologists and child psychologists to create the app Discovering Emotions with Zeely for...

Your StoryTime: Never Miss Story Time Again

your storytime reading app

Have you ever been away from your children and wished you could at least end their day by sharing a story with them?Appy Ventures has created Your StoryTime, an app for children ages 5+, that lets parents record stories and share them with their children across the miles!Children, and especially those with autism...

Choiceworks Calendar: Visual Schedule for Kids


Schedules, lists, and calendars keep us on track! My two boys thrive on knowing what's happening next, and so do I! Now that they're avid readers, we use even more written lists. But, picture schedules and lists have helped us over the years keep up with our busy schedules. They even help...

Bass for Autism Digital Music Festival Raises $2,800 for Autism Research

bass for autism vol. 1 Compilation

Bass for Autism Founder and Executive Producer Jack Kieffer - in partnership with edmDistrict, The EDM Network, and Mixify - is pleased to announce the success of the global Bass for Autism (BFA) online music festival, which raised over $2,800 for autism research.On February 5th and 6th, 2014, hundreds of music fans attended the...

Autism Plugged In: Bass for Autism Fundraiser!

bass for autism festival

Autism Plugged In, founded by teen entrepreneur and philanthropist Jack Kieffer, is teaming up with edmDistrict, Mixify, The EDM Network, and more than 25 popular EDM artists to hold a global online music fest.  The event will raise donations for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to...

Language Skill Builder: Special Needs ABA App

Language Skill Builder App

Language is a skill that must be built as a child grows, from the newborn stage to the teenage years. Children on the autism spectrum find it challenging to develop language skills and must work a little harder than the average Joe. The Language Skill Builder app was developed by parents of an autistic...

Android AAC App – LetMeTalk [Free]

Android AAC App LetMeTalk

Here at Autism Plugged In, we don't get to review a lot of Android apps. Despite the fact that the Android market is enormous, in terms of the number of people who own Android tablets, there just aren't that many special needs apps being developed for the Android operating system! (For those...

Proloquo2Go iPad Demo – Click Below to Watch!

Proloquo2Go iPad Demo – Watch It Now!

Who’s Behind Autism Plugged In?

Who’s Behind Autism Plugged In?

My name is Jack Kieffer and I'm a blogger sharing my love of technology at blogs like Cool Gizmo Toys, Greenamajigger, and here at Autism Plugged In where I'm trying to make a difference in the lives of children with autism.

Several years ago, I began volunteering with special needs kids, who gave me much joy and an appreciation for life. This blog is my way of giving back. Any proceeds from this effort are used to support my friends with autism. Read more about Jack or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.