Actually I'm a bit of an app-hoarder myself lately, there being so much educational fun and awesomeness out there for autistic kids. Toe himself keeps and app scrapbook, a folder with clippings or printouts about apps he wants for the iPad (the ones we approve of, that is...I really have to draw the line at anything containing zombies, murderous blazing fireball catapults, books or stories about vampires, warlocks or the undead in general, blah blah blah). His yearly grant allows for the purchase of some apps, and Toe "earns" others as rewards for completing other typical kid-hated tasks such as not riding the beagle like a pony for an entire month.
Today we are having an app download party (if someone can throw themselves a shindig as silly as a "blog launch party," we can do this), funded by app-specific birthday funds Toe received from friends and family, and guided by the recommendations of other parents, the autism technology community, the wisdom of Dr. Little Bird (who went to a whole conference on what apps are good for ASD kids), and a Christmas gift of our own: the book Apps For Autism. Refreshments (Apples, of course) will be served.
Some apps on our invite list:
National Geographic Weird But True!
Bobo Explore Light
Big Little Brother
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Presidents vs. Aliens
Stack the States
The Angry Octopus
MeeGenius story classic
(desired but not yet available are the Ms. Alissa, Ms. Claire, Ms. Vi, Ms. Colleen, Ms. Tanya apps--get on that, Apple!).