• There’s pressing need for services to support the rapidly growing population of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Direct observation of the child remains the gold standard for diagnosis, assessment, and treatment planning.
  • The literature supports early screening for sooner diagnosis, timely eligibility for services, and ultimately early intervention the child’s important formative years.

Despite this literature, many rural communities that are also characterized by low socio-economic status (SES) are marked by lack of access to autism-specific expertise among professionals in mental health, primary care, and education (Belfer & Saxena, 2006; Marcin, Ellis, Mawis, et al., 2004; Nesbitt, Rogers, Rich, et al., 2006). Even in urban communities where services are more widely available, timely access to diagnostic and intervention services is often hampered by long waiting lists at centers focused on diagnosis and treatment (Hayden, 2011).

Autism Research and Studies

Behavior Imaging is researching how professionals can diagnose and assess individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and advancing its technology in the following ways:

Health Informatics: A Roadmap for Autism Sharing

This publication outlines recommended principles and approaches for utilizing state-of-the-art information systems technology and population-based registries to facilitate collection, analysis, and reporting of autism patient data.  Such a platform will increase treatment options and registry information to facilitate diagnosis, treatment and research of this disorder. Platform term in article (AIMS) is what is commercially available from 2009-2016 […]

Interview about TalkAutism (fmr name for BI) in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

A discussion with the Autism community published in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine. Dr. Semahat S. Demir interviews Behavior Imaging CEO Ron Oberleitner about the importance of biomedical engineering and biomedical information technologies in the treatment and research of autism. Read more: Talking to the Autism-Demir-Jan.Feb, 2005-Magazine Article

The Potential of a Store and Forward Tele-Behavioral Platform for Effective Treatment and Research of Autism

This paper describes the justification and the design principles of a behavioral medicine store & forward telemedicine platform [such as the Behavior Connect] to facilitate the capturing and communication of spontaneous patient behaviors for the improved evaluation, diagnosis and ongoing treatment of people with autism. This Tele-Behavioral Health platform will allow families and other caregivers to […]

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