Education Apps

Autism Plugged In reviews education apps designed for kids with special needs, including autism, apraxia, and downs syndrome.

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...

Educational Games: Preschool Funbox – My First Certificate


Learning is so much fun when you're playing games! Preschool Funbox - My First Certificate is an app created by Jan Friml for children ages 3-6. It's packed full of educational games like memory building, counting, putting puzzles together, tracing, mazes, and so much more. The interactive spinning wheel interface is sure to keep...

Crack the Books™: Digital Science Books with Adjustable Reading Levels

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Science becomes more fun and less work when you've got engaging video, submarines, vibrant pictures, and interactive globes to work with!Mobile Education Store's Crack the Books™ iBook series includes three interactive digital science books:Pines to Vines - The Forest Biome (grades 1-8) Blades - The Grassland Biome (grades 3-5) Seashores to Sea Floors - The Ocean...

Educational Activities for Kids: Shape The Village

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Shape The Village, developed by WiseKids, is absolutely the most awesome application that I have reviewed in a long time!I am astounded at how well-put together this program is: it's beautiful, educational, a ton of fun, motivating, stimulating, and overall just an incredible experience. Shape The Village will undoubtedly transform your children into...

Educational Game Teaches Actions and Language Skills: Pogg

Pogg Educational Game App

Children love pictures - it's a given! Pogg, an educational game app developed by Ricky Vuckovic, uses colorful pictures and words, paired with the cutest little alien to teach children how to spell, read, and communicate.Pogg wasn't originally intended for special needs kids, but many parents, speech therapists, and teachers can use this app...

Sentence Building App: Clicker Sentences

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Clicker Sentences is a word-based sentence building tool for ages 3 to adult. App developer Crick Software was founded by educators and works to serve educators. They have been creating award-winning educational software for over twenty years and ventured into the app market in spring of 2013. Clicker Sentences is designed to...

Toca Tailor App Review: Make Outfits, Have Fun!

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Know any curious kiddos who want to learn how to be doctors, how to cook, how to clean houses, how to cut hair, or even how to sew dresses? Toca Boca can help! With their amazing apps, Toca Hair, Toca Kitchen, Toca House, Toca Doctor, and Toca Tailor, they make learning life skills...

5 Free Early Learning Apps For Children With Autism


The iPad is a popular tool for educators and for parents who are working on early childhood learning skills at home with their children.If you're looking to stay on a budget .... just enjoy the FREE portion of each app.But, if you would like to expand the features of the free app,...

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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.