As a mother of a child who has major developmental delays, I see a focus on autism spectrum disorders as something utterly important. Many students in schools are on the spectrum. In most cases, the needs of these students are not being met. In this paper, I discuss the ways ASD can be addressed more appropriately in a school setting.
The app that I found to be incredibly useful is called AutismXpress. This site gives students with autism a form of communication.
I have also included a link to a list of terrific apps that can be used with the iPad. Research is showing that the iPad is becoming a perfect tool to assist the student who is on the spectrum.