When helping a child/person learn in a classroom, "Goals for intervention should include a strong focus on communication. Children who do not yet produce spoken words can be helped to be more communicative with various means" (Volkmar & Pauls, 2003, para. 35) "The growing adoption of handheld media devices along with applications acquired via a consumer-oriented delivery model suggests a potential paradigm shift in [augmentative and alternative communication] for people with ASD" (Shane, H. C. et al., 2012, para. 1) Because of this modern approach, persons of all ages with ASD are able to learn (including but not limited to communication) more effectively without feeling like they have to sit frustrated in a classroom to do so.
Here are some examples of some apps that can help students/persons with autism.