Autism app Google finalist – your vote could have a global impact

La Trobe University’s Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) has been nominated as a finalist in the Google Impact Challenge for their work in creating ASDetect, an innovative, free app designed to assist in the early detection of autism.  Autism affects 1 in 68 children; if identified and diagnosed in the first few years of a child’s life, it need not become a lifelong disability.

Voting is now open to the public and we ask that you support OTARC by voting for them. If OTARC is voted into the top four, they’ll use the $750,000 grant to translate its ASDetect app into Mandarin, Japanese, Indonesian, Spanish and Polish. Each language was selected due to OTARC’s close ties with autism research and organisations in these countries. This wider reach could change the lives of thousands.

Voting starts Tuesday 4 October 2016 and ends on 26 October 2016. It only take you 10 seconds to vote and you could have a global impact!