Stage 2: Research & Development
Early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is crucial, as it enables the start of interventions that support the best outcomes for children living with ASD. In Vietnam, ASD is often not recognized, and children with the condition do not receive the support they require to live fulfilled and active lives. This project will bring together expertise from Vietnam, Canada and Australia, to ensure children with ASD are able to access early and affordable services.
The Smart Care project will combine technical, social and business innovation, to provide an integrated and scalable package of services and support for children living with autism spectrum disorder, based on a mobile platform.
Using the latest technology developed by social entrepreneurs, the Smart Care project will provide a package of services and support for children living with autism spectrum disorder, based on a mobile platform. This includes apps to support screening and home-based intervention, and a model of piloting screening development and ASD in health check-ups for children.
Since 2014, CCIHP has focused on children with autism - a group that is highly vulnerable and marginalized from health care services, education, and other welfare services. CCIHP conducts research to assess the needs of parents who have autistic children, supports advocacy about policy and attitude changes, and facilitates communication to raise public awareness about autism through creative events such as photo-voice exhibitions. CCIHP has also developed and implemented a unique online tool called A365, which provides a screening service to detect early stage autism in children and informational videos to support parents to help their children learn life integration skills.