Autism Sohayika: A Web Portal to Provide Services to Autistic Children

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10995)


Autism is increasing at a significant rate in the whole world as well as in Bangladesh. It is unfortunate that, there is major lacking of awareness and support system for autism in Bangladesh. As a consequence of the advancement of technology, Internet is accessible to more people. Internet based support system for autism is the demand of the day for autistic children and their parents. The purpose of this research is to design and develop an online support system (Autism Sohayika<Autism Help>) for autistic children and their parents in context of Bangladesh. In this paper, the need of all possible stakeholders (e.g., donors, autistic kids, and parents) is demonstrated and reviewed the existing online applications to develop a conceptual framework and then materialize the framework by implanting the online portal, named- Autism Sohayika<Autism Help>. The portal was evaluated with 19 participants. The evaluation results show that the developed system is effective, efficient, useful and acceptable to all users.


Autism Web portal Autism detection Autism Spectrum Disorder ICT 


  1. 1.
  2. 2.
    The National Autistic Society. Accessed 11 July 2017
  3. 3.
    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Accessed 7 May 2017
  4. 4.
    Medical expenditures for children with an autism spectrum disorder in a privately insured population. Accessed 10 May 2017
  5. 5.
    Amendah, D., Grosse, S.D., Peacock, G., Mandell, D.S.: The economic costs of autism: a review. In: Amaral, D.G., Dawson, G., Geschwind, D.H. (eds.) Autism Spectrum Disorders, pp. 1347–1360. Oxford University Press, Oxford (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Berument, S.K., Rutter, M., Lord, C., Pickles, A., Bailey, A.: Autism screening questionnaire: diagnostic validity. Br. J. Psychiatry 175(5), 444–451 (1999). RCPCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Putnam, C., Chong, L.: Software and technologies designed for people with autism: what do users want? In: Proceedings of the 10th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, pp. 3–10. ACM (2008)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Autism Parenting Magazine - Android Apps on Google Play. Accessed 10 Nov 2017
  9. 9.
    Autism Parent Behavior Support - Android Apps on Google Play. Accessed 7 May 2017
  10. 10.
    Autism Test-Android Apps on Google Play. Accessed 12 Feb 2018
  11. 11.
    Autism Test-Android Apps on Google Play. Accessed 12 Feb 2018
  12. 12.
  13. 13.
    Da Silva, M.L., Gonçalves, D., Guerreiro, T., Silva, H.: A web-based application to address individual interests of children with autism spectrum disorders. Procedia Comput. Sci. 14, 20–27 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Autism Speaks. Accessed 15 Jan 2018
  15. 15.
    One Stop Autism Resource of Bangladesh. Accessed 15 Jan 2018

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringMilitary Institute of Science and TechnologyDhakaBangladesh

Personalised recommendations