• 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:

About The NIH SBIR Grant

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – Grants for Brain and Behavior Tools Download the Document The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a collaborative effort among the NIH Office of the Director and 15 institutes and centers to accelerate the pace of discovery and understanding in neuroscience research. This Funding Opportunity […]

Tech Innovation Goals

Behavior Imaging is researching how professionals can diagnose and assess individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders by advancing its technology in the following ways: Our Goals: 1. Move to a more mobile application of Behavior Capture by utilizing a Smartphone. Example: A mobile app that can view notes, capture images, send and store data, and review […]

Current Innovations

The ability to start autism screening and diagnosis the same day – which saves an average of 6 to 9 months in earlier diagnosis and earlier intervention – sets the child miles ahead in development. Telehealth holds this same promise for a huge array of health and behavior issues where time is of the essence. […]

Problems We’re Tackling

The Critical Need For Telehealth Research There is a pressing need for diagnostic and intervention services to support the rapidly growing population of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, 2009). Direct observation of the child remains the gold standard practice in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment planning for children with […]

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