Cristen Reat's 5 Favorite Apps for Her Kids with Disabilities

Her Kids Love These Apps, and Cristen Approves

Cristen Reat headshot

Cristen Reat, co-founder of BridgingApps (the award-winning Easterseals program and website for technology recommendations for people of all ages with special needs), shares her five favorite apps for her kids right now. Vincent, age 10, lives with Down syndrome, and Martin, age 13, has Autism Spectrum Disorder (his diagnosis was Asperger's Syndrome), and both love playing these games on their iPad.

Seeing as Cristen has made a career of evaluating mobile applications for kids with special needs, how reassuring is it that she approves of these games for her own children? Get her latest app recommendations below and read about her family and the making of BridgingApps. Stay tuned for more app recommendations from Cristen on our website!

Injini Child Development Apps thumbnail

Injini Child Development Game Suite

This app was the winner of the Editor’s Choice Award for Excellence in Design from Children’s Technology Review.

My PlayHome app thumbnail

My PlayHome Stores

A digital dollhouse that encourages imaginative play. Your child could play from room to room and interact with everything from the kitchen stove to make a digital dinner or an interactive backyard.

Bridging Apps logo

Visit for app and technology recommendations, many of which are free!

Powered by Blackbaud
nonprofit software