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Mobile health technology is a growing health resource that is usually designed for the general population. The existing literature on children and adolescents with autism suggests that their experience with mobile health technology may differ from the general population due to the coexisting conditions and social determinants of health related to autism. These differences can impact the anticipated effectiveness of mobile health technology. The goal of this qualitative study was to learn more about the experience of children and adolescents with autism with mobile health technology by interviewing health care providers, individuals who have autism, and parents of children with autism. The existing literature along with the personal experiences and recommendations discussed during these interviews provide a variety of considerations for mobile health technology developers. By incorporating these findings into new and existing mobile health technology, these resources can be more accessible and beneficial for children and adolescents with autism.