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Multi-Team Project Helps Bring New Autism Screening Test to Market

Posted On: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 Posted By: Greg Wolf Tags: Monthly Highlight

rita-t training test

Over the past year and a half, the Academic Technology and Instructional Design team and the Digital Marketing team have been working together with the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) to help develop and market a new autism screening training course used to teach individuals a new method of autism testing for toddlers. This new training course includes certification for administering the RITA-T (Rapid Interactive Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers) an interactive, play-based screening validated for toddlers 18 to 36 months old with concerns for an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The Academic Technology and Instructional Design team was tasked with creating an online environment in Blackboard where individuals could access training materials, watch instructional videos, and take a certification course. The Digital Marketing Team then needed to generate awareness about the training in an effort to generate potential leads. Currently, the course is being taken by individuals all over the world and there continues to be interest in the community.

This multi-team project was a great example of not only how UMass Medical School’s IT department continues to succeed when working together but how our work continues to impact the Commonwealth and beyond. This project could not have been executed without either team and this exemplifies the “One-IT” philosophy that is so important to us.

If you would like to learn more about the RITA-T, you can visit the site below.