Assistive Technology

Autism Society Southern Arizona Lending Library Expansion

The Autism Society Southern Arizona is pleased to announce the expansion of our lending library coming soon! There will be an increased number of print and DVD/CD materials for loan, as well as dedicated workstations for parents to make visual support aids with Boardmaker software to take home and use.

Check back for updates on the date of opening this new service. Meanwhile please visit the current Autism Society Southern Arizona extensive leading Library at our office on Wyatt Drive.


Listed below is a compilation of some websites that provide various assistive technology information for free and for purchasing. Links to visual supports

Social Stories

There are various techniques and resources available that can help individuals on the spectrum improve social language and the ability to understand social situations. Websites with free or for-purchase information:

Visual Supports

Visual supports can help parents of ASD children learn to communicate their needs. Websites with free or for-purchase information:


Easter Seals has an online resource to assist with learning about technology. Bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities, BridgingApps is a volunteer community of parents, therapists, doctors and teachers that shares information on how to use the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices with people with disabilities. Increasingly, mobile devices are able to provide accessibility for people who may have been previously disengaged from the world because of challenging language, motor, or other developmental delays.

Areas of Assistive Technology Webcast. Learn about the different areas of assistive technology in more detail such as reading, writing, math, learning/studying, vision, hearing, communication, access to environment, activities of daily living, and social behavior in this archived OCALI webinar.

Upcoming OCALI Assistive Technology Webinars


Assistive Technology Resource Documents

Finding Useful Assistive Technology Applications and Accessories for Mobile Devices
AT Resources—Mobile Devices.pdf

Mobile App Support for UDL

A Spectrum of Apps for Students on the Autism Spectrum

AAC Apps: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Free Supports for Struggling Readers – eTech Conference 2012

Apps Designed with Disability in Mind

Best AT Tools 2011 Resources—OCALI

Apps Designed with Transition in Mind

Internet Resources for Parents of Students with Disabilities to Support School Success