As you all know, the autism community is buzzing about the iPad and it’s implications for individuals on the autism spectrum. Here was a good story on CBS highlighting the iPad’s potential.
Of course, the first obstacle for the family is paying for the the iPad. Some families have found that they can get refurbished iPads (first generation) after the iPad2 was released. Rumor has the iPad3 is being released soon!
(As a foot note…the Autism Society will once again be awarding an iPad2 (or maybe iPad3) to our top fundraiser for the 2012 Autism Puzzle Walk! So get ready for walk information coming soon!)
But the next question that comes up from our families that that now that they have an iPad what applications should the be getting?
We had the good fortune of attending an amazing national autism conference this fall and a break out session where they shared a comprehensive list of apple applications worth considering. Please keep in mind that technology is always changing and there may be newer apps out since the production of this list but this is a good starting place for you! Download this list created by Heather Bridgman and Nick Weiland for the OCALI Conference HERE.
Also here is an industry insider (Autism Mom) who has made it her job to do the research for us! You can check out her spreadsheet of apps that she shares from her blog, Squidalicious.