Tuesday, April 3, 2012

World Autism Week

April 2 is World Autism Day but this event ripples throughout the week in the form of tools available for people on the autism spectrum. What is amazing is the amount of apps and tools that are not just available but the companies making them are offering them at deep discount or FREE for this week.

Our district is raising an Assistive Technology Specialist. We don't have one on staff now but we are collaborating with the Special Education department to build some in-house support for Assistive Technology. So weeks like this are really incredible for us and we hope these resources can be used and shared by others. Feel free to add more suggestions in the comments!

Where to find Apps and resources?

http://www.inov8-ed.com/2012/04/world-autism-awareness-day-2012/ - list of apps; some are free and others are new to me for Special Education and Autism specific.

http://techinspecialed.com/appy/index.php - I found this site. Very cool! There are drop-down menus to find Free Apps and even a section of Apps for specific IEPs.

http://ipad.freeappalert.com/ - DAILY updates of apps with a cost that are available for FREE at any given time. Very interesting!

http://www.iautism.info/en/ - iAutism – a site dedicated to mobile devices and autism resources. I need time to spend in this site but wow!


AutismTrack (Normally $49.99 – FREE all week!) - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/autismtrack/id391660393?mt=8

Autism Tracker Pro ($14.99) – For parents tracking behaviors http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/autism-tracker-pro-track-analyze/id478225574?mt=8

ABA Flash Cards – Animals - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aba-flash-cards-animals/id340012302?mt=8

Search ABA Apps in the iTunes store! There are several and pricing is cheaper this week. 
All the Milo apps which are normally 1.99 - 2.99 are on sale for .99 - http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/doonan-speech-therapy/id405441291

Please share others you find!  

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