Technology and Apps

Below are a selection of apps that people with ASC find useful.

Autism Specific Apps:

Molehill Mountain – App to help autistic people understand and self-manage anxiety. Explore the causes and symptoms of anxiety, track worries and situations that trigger anxiety. (Free)   Link to iOS App | Link to Android App

Choiceworks – Helps autistic users manage their daily routines through a scheduler that categorizes tasks in sequential order, while also indicating which tasks have been completed and which still have to be done. iOS devices (£9.99)   Link to iOS App

Social Comprehension – Social Comprehension is an app dedicated to helping people of all ages, particularly teens with Autism and other special needs. This will help with their understanding of various social situations, teaching them how to interact and study with their peers. iOS devices (£5.99)   Link to iOS App

Autism 5 Point Scale/Autism Help – App to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and various disabilities to communicate and regulate in emergency situations. iOS devices (Free)  Link to iOS App

Miracle Modus – App written by autistic developer to help combat sensory overload. Provides soothing visual and autidory stimulus. (Free)    Link to iOS App | Link to Android App

Assistive Express – an affordable Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Device app, catered to people with difficulty in speech. iOS Devices (£23.99)   Link to iOS App

 

For help with mental health:

Brain in Hand – On demand support system that gives people access to personalised support from their smartphone. Gives access to reminders, notes, coping strategies. Prompts to regularly rate anxiety levels. There is a monthly cost for the package.     Link to iOS App | Link to Android App | Brain in Hand Website

Headspace – Mindfulness meditation app, to help with managing anxiety and emotions. The app has visual videos to explain mindfulness. First 10 sessions are free. Then there is a monthly/yearly subscription.    Link to iOS App | Link to Android App | Headspace Website

SAM – Free to download, SAM is an app to help you understand and manage anxiety. The app has been developed in collaboration with a research team from UWE, Bristol. Link to iOS App | Link to Android App | SAM Website

Sanvello – (free during Covid crisis). The app offers self-care help, peer support, coaching and therapy. Therapies and techniques for dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression.   Link to iOS App | Link to Android App | Sanvello Website

DARE – This app is a series of audios to help with breathing techniques, how to defuse anxious thoughts including binaural beats, deep acceptance and help with sleep. Free app, but some content is on accessible by subscription.    Link to iOS App | Link to Android App | Dare Website

 

For help with managing self-harming behaviours:

Calm Harm– This app provides tasks to help with resisting or managing the urge to self-harm. Developed by Dr Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist using the basic principles of an evidence based treatment called Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT).   Link to iOS App | Link to Android App | Calm Harm Website

 

For help with managing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder symptoms:

GGOC OCD Relief – This app aims to improve OCD symptoms, specifically negative thinking by increasing the user’s awareness of negative thoughts and training the brain to challenge them.   Link to iOS App | Link to Android App

nOCD – This app helps with Mindfulness and Exposure Response Prevention Treatment. The app contains immediate guidance during an OCD episode, and OCD information and education.   Link to iOS App | Link to Android App