Friday, November 20, 2015

GFAOTD: Birdhouse for Special Needs is improved! And it's free!

BirdhouseOne of our favorite organizational tools, Birdhouse for Special Needs, is our good free app of the day! They’ve recently updated this app with several improvements that make it easier to customize so that it works like it was created just for your family.
If you haven’t tried Birdhouse for Special needs yet, be sure to download it today!

If you’d like to download Birdhouse for Special Needs (free, iPad/iPhone & Android), be sure to use the handy link below so they’ll know who sent you.
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1 - iOS (2)Birdhouse for Special Needs is still a wonderful for tracking your child’s health, diet, and behavioral data along with scheduling and therapy information and more. But they’ve recently made some upgrades that are sure to make this your go-to app for all of those things.
Birdhouse for Special Needs now allows:
  • Personalized activity types – you are no longer limited to the list available, you can create your own custom activity types. Users have added over 100 different activity types since this feature was added. (Symptoms, School Notes, Doctor's Notes, and Nap are just a few examples of what other caregivers are tracking.)
  • You can now interact with Birdhouse via email by using reminder emails that sync with your schedule.
  • You can now offer feedback on the things you are searching to help get smarter search results.
  • Fresher, sleeker icons… just because.
  • You can now create an icon from within the app itself. This is going to be super helpful for folks who do everything on their smartphones.
2 - iOS (2)But remember, whether you have a smartphone or not, you can access your Birdhouse dasbhoard on the web as well (and all the newest features come to the web platform first!).
From iTunes:
***The newest app from the creators of 5-Star Birdhouse for Autism!***

Top Rate App featured on, HuffingtonPost, Smart Apps for Special Needs, Autism Speaks, Friendship Circle, Detroit Metro Parent, The Autism Show Podcast, and more!

Rated Top 10 Special Needs apps by Friendship Circle and Top 5 Organizational Apps for Special Needs Parents by Smart Apps for Special Needs.


3 - iOS (2)Keep everything about your child's ongoing care in one simple timeline. Organize behavior notes, doctor information, therapies, schedules, interventions, etc, and figure out how to improve your child's care. Have this information at your fingertips anytime you need it, and share this information with anyone who needs to see it. Regain some control and sanity and watch how your care and outcomes improve and everyone's life becomes better.


-Keep a daily behavioral journal

-Track new diets (gluten free, casein free, GAPS, etc)

-Share info with your spouse, caregiver, a grandparent, teacher(s) and/or therapist(s)

-Manage alternative diets and eating habits

-Track your child's sleep cycles

-Identify what causes meltdowns

-Organize medications and supplements

-Record notes from therapy sessions

-Account for poop & dietary infractions

-Stay in control of your child's progress


4 - iOS (2)Managing developmental delays, learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, or something similar​?

Take back control with Birdhouse. Birdhouse is a super helpful, easy-to-use website and app designed for parents raising children with special needs.

Easily keep track of meds, therapies, behaviors, sleeping habits, poop, meltdowns, eating & diets, or anything about your child's life that you want to keep a record of, so you can figure out what's working and what needs to be changed, and have access to anything whenever you need it.

For thousands of parents around the world, Birdhouse for Special Needs is among the most valuable resources in their arsenal, keeping them organized and in control.


People have used this for all of the following things, and more, to great success;
ADD/ADHD, SPD (sensory processing disorder), FAS, PANDAS, Anxiety, Williams Syndrome, Rhett Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Fragile X, Bipolar, PDD-NOS, Epilepsy, etc

Check out for a full rundown of features, and testimonials from parents, teachers, and specialists who've used Birdhouse.

Feel free to email us at with any questions-- there's an actual human being who monitors this email address every single day!

[Did you see our other app, Birdhouse for Autism, and are unsure about which one to download? You can choose whichever seems best for you - the app will adapt to your needs as you begin to use it; choosing the wrong one will not make a difference in what you are able to use. We list them separately to make sure people are finding the help they are looking for. Contact us if you have any questions]



Kelli wishes she had half the energy that her six-year-old does. Smart Apps for Kids was paid a fee for this post.

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