This is an interesting article detailing some new technologies to support communication for students with ASD. http://mashable.com/2017/04/09/autism-innovations/
The Chrome browser has lots of supports for students with special needs. You access these via the chrome store . These extensions run as little plug-ins to offer text to speech, change of font, colour backgrounds etc. More information from http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/10/special-needs-extensions.html
Ian Bean is an highly-respected expert on inclusive technologies. He is also very generous with his resources. This is just one page from his website: www.ianbean.co.uk
The legendary Luis Perez has a nice summary page on his website detailing the new accessibility features available with the latest iOS version 9 on the iPad.
The excellent site for blind users, AppleVis, has a great summary of all the new iPad features that would benefit blind and deaf-blind users.
Special World (www.specialworld.net) is a very popular and authoritative site with teachers anxious to keep abreast of new thinking in the area of assistive technology and special needs education in general. The site is continually updated to reflect new insights and opinion from all over the world.