Duke University and Duke Medical Center Launch Autism Research App

“A team of researchers and software developers from Duke University and the Duke Medical Center has introduced a free iOS app to learn more about autism in young children living around the world.

Beginning Thursday, a ResearchKit app called “Autism & Beyond” is being offered from the Apple App Store for use on iOS devices. ResearchKit is a new open-source framework developed by Apple that allows researchers to create app-based studies with a global reach.

The free program from Duke is not a diagnostic tool. It is intended to test the reliability of smart phone questionnaires and video analysis of facial expressions as a possible screening tool for autism and other developmental disorders of children.”

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About the Author

Carolyn Hare

Carolyn Komich Hare

Carolyn has been working in the field of Autism for more than 20 years.  She is a special education teacher, certified ADI-R Trainer and the Clinical Manager for the Autism Tissue Program (ATP).  Ms. Hare is nationally recognized for her work with transition aged- students and the development of a multi-site, national intervention for college students with ASDs. Locally, she is the founder of the Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh which operates Pittsburgh’s Joey Travolta Summer Film Camp. Ms. Hare is especially interested in working with and problem solving issues relating to adolescents and adults with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Additionally, Ms. Hare is proud to have served on ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA Board of Directors for several years.

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