Now, Detect Autism In Infants Too, With The ASDetect App

While fewer than 3% of Australian children with autism are diagnosed before age two, an innovative new smartphone app can now detect signs of autism in babies as young as 12 months! ABC News reports that the ASDetect app takes parents through a series of questions to identify whether their children may have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

According to autism expert and psychologist Dr Josephine Barbaro, early diagnosis of autism gives children the best chance of successful outcomes. This is what ASDetect helps to achieve. After questioning parents on their children’s behaviour, to look for potential warning signs of ASD, the app also informs parents via a message, about the likelihood of their child having autism. However, Barbaro said: “We really want to stress this app isn’t a diagnosis for autism. It’s really about the likelihood of having autism.”

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