The iAssist Communicator is designed for teens and adults with autism and other developmental and communication challenges. The app is specifically focused on the more cognitively challenged. With the unique needs of these individuals in mind, the app incorporates photos rather than more abstract drawings, larger images and functional language.
There are three basic elements to the Communicator:
Images The app comes pre-loaded with 250 images and associated text. Additional images can be created using the in-app library, your personal photo library, a new picture or a photo from the iAssist website gallery. New images can either utilize the text to speech plug-in or can be recorded.
Files Files are a set of images that together form a communication pattern, for instance, files may indicate the users wants or needs; or files can be used to identify the tasks in a schedule, for example, a dental hygiene schedule might begin with flossing the teeth and would probably include putting toothpaste on the toothbrush. The app comes pre-loaded with 22 files. Files can be edited and new files created to address the specific needs of the user.
Templates Templates are composed of a set of files that share a context or location. For example, the app comes preloaded with a home and community template and a school and work template. The files in the home and community are associated with activities that would occur either at home, for example ‘doing my chores’ or in the community, for example, a choice of outdoor activities
like going to the park or riding a bike. The files in the work and
school template include files associated with classroom activities or
work schedules. Templates can be edited and new templates can
be created to address the specific needs of the user.

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What's New

Version 2.4

iOS 9 compatible

Ratings and Reviews



I am so glad to see an app that is designed for ADULTS. So many apps are very "pre-school" looking and no longer appropriate for the person who is "older". This is a great app developed by a parent who knows firsthand what will work! All proceeds support charity wotk for Autism, too! You will find this very helpful - it is an easy to use app and can be customized with your own photos!


The iAssist LLC
183 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The iAssist Company - Cyndy Hayes


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.