A Spectrum of Apps for Students on the Autism Spectrum – January 2012

There are many lists of apps available including those for special needs and ASD. While looking on the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) for resources and references for a recent evaluation, I found their January 2012 PDF listing on “A Spectrum of Apps for Students on the Autism Spectrum“.

A quick review of the many topic areas and apps on the list found many familiar but many new apps worth exploring.  The Social Challenges category had a number of unfamiliar and intriguing apps such as the Urinal Game app ! The OCALI Autism Spectrum list categorizes apps by topic areas and provides many other links and resources for finding apps for students with disabilities.

An OCALI app is now available (free) for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch featuring podcasts and videos of webinars and presentations hosted by OCALI in a wide variety of areas that relate to students with disabilities. This is great way to listen to professional topics on the go on you iPhone.  I have found OCALI’s ASD resources outstanding and trust that their list and apps is compiled with wonderful, recommended apps and resources!

If you work with students with ASD or low incidence students OCALI resources are worth checking out as a resource for parents as well as professional resources. They have a wonderful handout available for transition to adulthood guidelines if you work with secondary students and beyond available on their website (along with much more!).

Resources for your OT professional development!




About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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6 Responses to A Spectrum of Apps for Students on the Autism Spectrum – January 2012

  1. iPad says:

    Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day. It’s always interesting to read through articles from other writers and use a little something from other sites.

  2. Exactly what i was looking for, now this just solved my problem

    • Dallas Flower, If you are looking for apps for ASD also check out the Autism App, free for iPhone and iPad. The apps are categorized with 100’s of apps reviewed. It is one of my go to’s!

      OCALI’s – app list is a fabulous resource for ASD and transition – also check out their resources – it is awesome.


  3. iliving app says:

    Very nice write-up. I absolutely love this website. Continue the good work!

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