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Autism Awareness Ribbon

April is National Autism Awareness Month. We learned that hundreds of Autism-focused apps are reduced in price or even free this month in honor of Autism Awareness month, so we created a list of our top selections that families with or without children on the spectrum can enjoy.

ABA Sight Words [FREE] is a fantastic app for kindergarteners learning to read and for children on the spectrum that may need extra guidance when it comes to vocabulary building. This month, all of ABA's apps are free! Connect to their full list through

Picture Me Calm [$1.99 from $2.99 for the month of April] enables users to upload their own photos and use them to create picture schedule systems for children on the autism spectrum or with special needs. Great for reinforcing morning, bedtime, and meal time rituals.

See. Touch. Learn. [FREE] is an invaluable app for parents, educators, and therapists to use with children with special needs to work on learning new concepts and improving communication skills. The free app version provides 32 flash cards and 6 lessons, and additional sets and flash cards are available for in-app purchase ranging from $.99-$3.99.

First Words Sampler [FREE] is an early phonics and letter recognition app for new readers. Clear, bright imagery will help with noun and item recognition.

Touch and Learn: Emotions [FREE] helps children on the spectrum develop recognition of different emotions and facial expressions through identification practices and positive reinforcement.