Today (April 2) is World Autism Day, and as in the past, Apple has highlighted apps, accessibility tips and educational resources to make users aware of the day, while also sharing artworks created by people with autism,media reported. In the Today section of the App Store, Apple offers a range of apps designed to support people with neurodiversity and autism spectrum disorders.
These apps include Proloquo2Go for those who can’t speak or need help understanding, the Speech Blubs language therapy app Streaks to do, calm meditation app, and more.
Apple has dozens of apps that can be accessed through the App Store’s Autism Acceptance, which are divided into communication, life skills, games and entertainment, and Apple Watch tools.
To help with distance learning, Apple Education provides support resources for teachers and parents, including one-on-one virtual tutoring with Apple’s professional learning experts. There are also learn and Study From Home apps available to families, as well as a section on Apple’s official website dedicated to how to customize an iPad to make learning easier to learn.
In addition to these resources, throughout April, Apple will showcase artistic geniuses from different fields, emphasizing their artistic and inspirational sources.
Now, the company is working with the Autism Art Nonprofit to create an online exhibition of The On iPad, featuring 15 emerging artists believed to be autistic.
Apple also plans to invite Kayla Cromer to the free comedy “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.”