Kids Make Emotional Connections with Toonia Cardcreator

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Relationships don't always come naturally to children on the Autism spectrum. Toonia Cardcreator iPad app lets children aged 4 and up express themselves creatively while building important socio-emotional connections.Cardcreator is a greeting card and invitation making app. Beautiful, graphic cards can be created for birthdays, holidays, shout outs, and any time a connection...

Social Skills Storybook: Ruby Gets in the Game

social skills storybook

Have you ever been excited and nervous at the same time? A lot of autistic children who want to play in team sports get so excited about playing a sport, that they are a little shocked the day they step foot on the field to find anxiety and nerves taking over. How do we...

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...

Guided Video Eliminates Distractions for Kids on the Autism Spectrum


Interactive video is a great way to keep a child's attention, especially when you pair it with a subject they enjoy. GuidedVideo is an app created by Guided Video LLC, that uses video, audio, and interactive buttons to teach or show a child a concept. This concept could be anything from steps to...

GIVEAWAY – Cursive Writing App: Conquering Cursive Letters and Numbers

special needs writing app

Write On Handwriting apps never disappoint! (You can check out our review of their Printing app as well.)The Write On Handwriting: Conquering Cursive Letters and Numbers app is, like all of this developer's apps, well-built and well-thought out.Everything within the app is designed to be conducive to learning, but it is...

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...

Kids Express Their Feelings with Meebie

Meebie Feelings app

Love apps that let your kids make faces and explore their creative side? Looking for an app that can help kids express and identify their feelings? The Meebie app is for you! This easy-to-use program, which is an extension of the Meebie plush toy line, lets kids create their own Meebies by...

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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.