On the eighth annual celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, Apple has launched a new section of its App Store focused on apps designed specifically for autistic individuals (via 9to5Mac).

The sixteen apps on display range in variety from helping users feel comfortable in their surroundings thanks to contextual environment mapping via an iPhone or iPad's camera to a science-based kids' show "that works to help kids navigate the social and emotional world."

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Most of the apps are between the normal free "Get" option to the $2.99 range, but a few break the $100 mark, thanks to their complexities and depth of features. Proloquo2Go [Direct Link], for example, provides users simple visual aid cards that, when tapped, construct grammatically correct sentences in one of over 35 different voices. The normally priced $219.99 app is now $109.99, a 50% discount thanks to today's promotion.

Navigate to the App Store's Education section to visit the apps within Apple's newly introduced Autism Awareness Month promotion.

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107 months ago
I totally support Autism Awareness. These people with special needs, need a special kind of love and attention. To all those that provide it, I salute you. But of course to those with Autism that struggle everyday to live in the "normal" world, I salute your courage and perseverance.
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