Language Arts – Reading, Spelling, Grammar

High Functioning Autism App: Casey’s Big Day

Casey's Big Day HFA App

Making new friends, managing loud noises, and self-calming techniques can be challenging for autistic children, including those with high functioning autism.But, Ruby Cube, Inc. has combined storytelling with graphics and audio to help children maneuver successfully through specific social scenarios. The parents of a high functioning autistic child used their experience and expertise in...

Social Skills Wrapped In a Story: Trudy Goes to the Beach

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Telling stories will never go out of style. Kids love reading, hearing, and telling stories, especially children on the autism spectrum.With new technology, like the iPad, children can even interact with a story and its characters.Ruby Cube Inc. has created an app, Trudy Goes to the Beach, that uses audio, graphics, and stories to...

Touch and Write Phonics – Review and Giveaway


If you want children to learn how to write and spell, give them cans of shaving cream or some maple syrup and let them have at it!Thinking outside the box is just what Fizzbrain did with their new Touch and Write Phonics app, which is reminiscent of their other Touch and Write applications.This app...

Interactive Storybook for Music Lovers: Gorilla Band

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Interactive books can really take reading to a whole new level for kids by using animation, music, and narration to bring a story to life.Gorilla Band, created by Wasabi Productions, is an interactive book about gorillas who play music and learn how to work together. The graphics, sound, and music will certainly keep kids'...

Discrete Trial Training: DTT Letters iPad App

Discrete Trial Training Letters

What is DTT?DTT stands for "Discrete Trial Training" and is a method that teaches the letters of the alphabet in simplified and structured steps. It breaks it down for children, making it easier to learn their alphabet.Break It DownIdentifying letters is an important skill any child needs, but can be especially important for...

Spellyfish – Short A Words


Pyxwise always creates and delivers quality applications, and Spellyfish - Short A Words is no exception! This app is visually stimulating, covers topics in detail, provides help whenever kids need it, and tracks user progress.This is surely going to become one of my go-to apps when it comes to recommending spelling programs, and...

Daisy-Head Mayzie: Interactive Book App for iPad


Oceanhouse Media's done it again with their Daisy-Head Mayzie book app that brings a classic to life and is bound to get noticed by lots of little ones! Dr. Seuss' Daisy-Head Mayzie is a fun story that Oceanhouse has turned into an interactive story app about Daisy-Head Mayzie who finds fortune, fame, and ultimately...

SpeechBox™: Easy-To-Use Speech Therapy App

speechBox speech therapy ipad app

When I first opened SpeechBox, I could tell I was going to love it! Boxes lined up with beautiful pictures inside them and phonics sounds on the front. How great for autistic children because they are so visual and can select the box they want, by just tapping it! The Jonah Bonah Learning...

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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.