App Buzz: Autism Awareness

April is National Autism Awareness Month — and NOOK is a trusted resource for families and individuals dealing with autism. We’ve selected apps designed to foster communication and manage autism-spectrum behaviors.

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Created by the parents of a boy with Autism and researched under a U.S. Department of Education study, this app provides several useful visual prompting tools (no audio prompts or voice output) to help impaired individuals transition from one activity to the next, understand upcoming events, make choices, and focus on the task at hand.

iLearnNEarn Vol. 1

Are you looking for an educational app that adjusts to your child’s learning needs? Are you in search of an app that progresses as your child progresses? Are you tired of downloading more apps once your child has mastered the skills from current apps? If yes, then iLearnNEarn can be of great help to you!


TapToTalk is a must have app for special needs children with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, apraxia and other speech delays. Turn your device into an affordable augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device — just tap a picture, and  TapToTalk speaks!
Autism/DTT Colors

This useful app can be used to help teach the colors to children with autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), or any child who has trouble staying on task.