Halloween eBook: Special Needs App Giveaway!

Special Needs App Halloween ebook

Looking for some Halloween fun? Lorrie Harrington is a mom of a child on the spectrum, so she knows how to incorporate learning with interactive activities. In fact, she originally designed this cute holiday app to help her son learn new vocabulary, language, and social skills!

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...

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...

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'...

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...

How to Keep Kids On Task: Visual Routine

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Keeping children on task and on schedule can be a real challenge. Visual Routine, an autism app created by Proteon Software, allows parents and teachers to create schedules with text only, images only, or both. Users can tailor it to each child by using familiar pictures, audio, and text. Visual Routines lets kids see...

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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.