In the privacy and comfort of your own home, families use a smart phone app to capture video of their child’s behaviors in prescribed situations.

Download the NODA app.

1. Download app from the Apple appstore

Follow the in-app Instructions.

2. Follow simple instructions to setup required scenarios

Record each scenario

3. Record a video for
each scenarios

Upload each scenario for assessment

4. Upload videos for
clinician assessment

A team of expert diagnostic clinicians analyze each video and produce a DSM Report*

*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

5. NODA clinicians
receive videos

They comb through each video to find possible behaviors

6. Clinicians review and carefully analyze videos

If needed the clinician may ask for additional videos.

7. If necessary, reviewers may request additional video

NODA PDF report available in customer portal.

8. Clinicians render a diagnosis and prepare a detailed report for families and physicians

DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnosis

The everyday scenarios NODA captures are those that most easily demonstrate the kinds of behaviors diagnosticians look for when assessing a child for the social, communication and repetitive behaviors that define an autism diagnosis, according to the DSM-5, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.


A Secure, HIPAA-Compliant Service

NODA protects your family’s personal health information (PHI). Every video, that is recorded and uploaded, is encrypted and only seen by certified NODA clinicians. We also protect PHI by including best practices and instructions in the app itself.

Research Funded By:


National Institute of Mental Health


NODA is accurate and easy to use.

National Institute of Health (NIMH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants funded multiple clinical studies which demonstrate that the NODA diagnostic protocol is an effective assessment service for diagnosing autism. Behavior Imaging collaborated with The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), Georgia Institute of Technology and researchers from other organizations to compare NODA to other widely accepted autism and autism spectrum diagnostic procedures. Contact Behavior Imaging for research results.

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R44MH099035. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
Doctor and Parent with autistic child

NODA employs user-friendly data capture methods and trusted licensed clinicians specially trained to detect and diagnose autism.

  • NODA can support clinical and diagnostic centers in more effectively triaging families on wait lists, knowing that time is of the essence for autism spectrum disorder interventions and treatments.
  • NODA connects families in remote locations with clinical experts. Children from rural or remote areas can now be evaluated by a group of highly trained autism experts, without undertaking long and expensive journeys to reach them.
  • The diagnostic report issued by NODA clinicians provides a detailed assessment of a child’s behaviors that his or her health care team can use to determine the immediate next steps in that child’s care.