Sunday, April 14, 2013

App Aims for Faster Autism Diagnosis

Because of a shortage of specialists around the country, it can take as long as six months for parents who suspect their child might have autism to get confirmation and begin treatment.
To help with the problem, the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, a Phoenix-based autism research nonprofit, is developing a smartphone application that specialists would use to diagnose autism based on videos of children's behavior uploaded onto a website.

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