7 Easy Steps to Finding the Best Special Needs Apps

“Our mission is to ensure that individuals with special needs, including autism, have access to effective, affordable app technology.” [i]

Founder of Autism Plugged In, Jack Kieffer, recently published the book “7 Easy Steps to Finding the Best Special Needs Apps,” to assist parents in finding an app that will work best for their child. Apps have been proven useful for children with special needs, improving their social skills, behavioral skills, fine and gross motor skills, and cognition. But with about a million apps available out there, how can parents know which one to choose for their child? Especially when the apps cost money and the parents are already paying for therapy sessions for their child. That’s where Jack Kieffer comes in, breaking down the process of picking out a suitable app step by step.


Kieffer’s book helps parents save money, learning how to get “trial runs” for apps instead of paying for them right away. In addition, the book provides insight on how to protect the devices from breaking or being damaged.


The book is complete with “illustrations, examples, downloadable worksheets, and simple step-by-step instructions.”


Autism Plugged In was founded in 2011, providing parents with reviews on special needs apps for their children. Staying up-to-date on the latest apps is important, but can be confusing and stressful. With his book, “7 East Steps to Finding the Best Special Needs Apps,” parents can breathe (a little).



[i] “PR Web” Finding Special Needs Apps Just Got Easier Thanks to Autism Plugged In. 12 Sept 2013. Web. < http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11109540.htm>