Autism Awareness Screening Test App

Screening Tool for Autism now available in the Apple Store

According to the Center for Disease Control:
• “About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.
• ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
• ASD is about 4.5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).
• Studies in Asia, Europe, and North America have identified individuals with ASD with an average prevalence of between 1% and 2%.
• About 1 in 6 children in the United States had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism.”

Why is this app needed?
This app was developed for parents, grandparents and other primary caregivers that may have concerns about their child’s behavior.
Does it cost anything to use?
No, this app is available for download in the Apple Store for free, and does not show any ads.
Do I have to create an ‘account’?
No, you do not have to create an account to use this app, and there are no tracking cookies. Your identity and responses remain anonymous.
Is the app difficult to use?
No, the app consists of 24 questions that you answer with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response. At the end of the app, based on your answers, you may be prompted to seek further information from your child’s healthcare provider about autism and/or other communication disorders.
Does this app diagnose autism or other related disorders?
No, this app is designed for information and education purposes only. Only professionals specializing in childhood development can diagnose autism and/or other conditions. This app is offered to the public domain as a ‘first step’ for anyone concerned about their child’s development.
I’ve taken the screening test, and the app is suggesting that I seek more information. Does this mean my child is autistic?
No, it means, based on your responses, that you might want to seek help from a professional that specializes in childhood development to assess your child for developmental delays, or other conditions that may be of concern.
I’ve taken the screening test, and the app is suggesting that I don’t have any reasons to be concerned. However, I’m still not sure. What should I do?
If you have any concerns about your child’s behavior and/or development, you should always seek the advice from a professional healthcare provider.
Is there a website where I can learn more?
There are many websites devoted to providing relevant and reliable information about autism spectrum disorder. The website associated with this app is
Who developed this app?
This app was written by Gerri Taylor, M.A. and the app developer is Chris Brocious. Ms. Taylor has a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling. Mr. Brocious holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Spanish.

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