Google Impact Challenge – support OTARC and get your vote in!

otarc_insetThank you to everyone who has voted for La Trobe’s Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) in the Google Impact Challenge.

There‘s still time to vote and help us change lives.

OTARC’s researchers have created ASDetect app, a free app which assists parents and caregivers in the early detection of Autism and related developmental conditions. The research underlying the app has 81 per cent accuracy.

Autism affects 1 in 68 children, and early intervention can make a huge difference. If identified and diagnosed in the first few years of a child’s life, it doesn’t need to become a lifelong disability.

What will your vote do?

If OTARC is selected as a winner, the prize money will allow us to translate the app into 5 languages. This global reach has the potential to change a lot of lives for the better.

Voting ends October 26 – vote now here.