Harvard Autworks Video Project Strives to Make Autism Diagnosis Faster

Harvard Autworks needs your videos to help create the first ever autism video diagnostic tool.When you send your short video clip into Autworks you are helping to create the first ever video diagnostic tool.

If you have a child with or without autism, you can help change the way autism is diagnosed by just sending in a brief video clip to the Harvard Autworks Video project headed by Dr. Dennis Wall, the lead investigator on the project.

“The Harvard Autworks Video Project needs over a thousand video clips of children with and without autism,” says Dr. Dennis Wall, lead investigator on the project.

His team is trained in autism diagnosis and has made their scoring rubric as accurate as the traditional scoring instruments for autism such as the ADI-R (Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised).

Dr. Wall and his Harvard Autworks team believes that autism can be diagnosed via video clips where the child is in their own environment, and with your help, will create a new Autism video diagnostic tool.

Please upload your video clips here.

Please send this around to your friends via facebook and twitter and  do more to help Harvard Autworks.

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Pat Wyman

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  • I’ve already seen research about children being retrospectively diagnosed using home videos. Prospective diagnosis would be interesting, but I don’t think it should take the place of in-person diagnosis and an in-depth clinical interview with a parent.

    All parents have unique stresses as the result of raising children, but what is being done to help parents cope?

    My name is Crystal Lee, and I am a doctorate student in clinical psychology at Baylor University. For my dissertation I am studying stress and ways of coping with stress in parents. My hope is to use the data from my dissertation to create an effective way to help parents cope with stress.

    I am looking for parents of children ages 5-12 in three categories:

    1. Parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
    2. Parents of children with Type 1 Diabetes
    3. Parents of children with no diagnoses

    If you meet the above criteria, please take this survey, which takes 30-45 minutes to complete:

    If you do not meet the above criteria, please consider forwarding the survey to any parents you know that fit the above criteria.

    People who complete the survey can participate in a drawing for one of three $50 giftcards to Additionally, people who refer others to the survey get their name added into the drawing for each person they refer.

    If you have any questions regarding the study, you may contact me at [email protected]

    Thank you for your time and help,

    Crystal Lee, M.S.
    Doctoral Student
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
    Baylor University


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