I am the mom of a beautiful and amazing son who just happens to have a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism. A few months ago I read an article on Blogher called "The iPad a Near-Miracle for my son." It immediately caught my attention not only because of Shannon's beautiful writing and story, but because I am always looking for opportunities to help our son succeed.Here are some of the best ipad apps for Autism
I am blessed to have a small career here as a product reviewer, so I bravely contacted a lovely Apple PR person about my story. Apple was able to generously loan me an iPad for Nolan and I to try. I am so excited that Apple is noticing us and is interested in what we say about Autism. My hope is this will encourage the geniuses
behind the iPad to develop even more resources for our children (and adults). Early intervention is the key and the iPad is a door to the future.
This is a list of the iPad apps that Nolan really enjoyed and that I believe will help him to develop and encourage the skills that he needs to work on. Because of early intervention, he has grown so much with his vocabulary and communication. Most of the apps he and I liked aren't targeted for autism, but they are "autism friendly". I tried to find as many free and under $2.00 apps as I could. The iPad isn't the cure to Autism, it is a resource for parents that is working. My experience with the iPad is unique to my child but I do believe that it can be helpful to many others.
We made a video demonstrating just a few apps that we enjoy. I listed the rest below.
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