According to the most recent research by the CDC, 1 in every 50 school-aged children has been identified has having autism or a related disorder–defined as an impairment in social interaction and communication and by restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. That’s triple the 1 in 150 estimated rate from a 2000 study.
As the incidence of autism increases, so have the tools to help treat it. Mobile technology, such as the iPad, has been extremely helpful for parents and teachers of autistic children, as apps have replaced dedicated devices that cost upwards of $2,000. As part of Autism Awareness Month, we’ve highlighted 10 iPad apps that help address different aspects of autism.