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ARTI: The Autism Research & Training Initiative in India  

The goals of the ARTI project are: 1) to develop and evaluate a case-detection methodology for the identification of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for use with children aged 4 to 7 years; 2) to use this method to estimate the prevalence, determinants and needs of families affected by ASD; and 3) based on these findings, to generate a model for a community based intervention for ASD which can be tested in future research. Not only will the current study lead to a better understanding of the scale of the autism problem in India, which can inform government and lead to policy reform, it will help establish the necessary research capacity to develop future epidemiology studies in this region. Additionally, using standardized epidemiologic methods may allow for cross-country comparisons of autism prevalence, an approach that is not currently possible. The study findings will also be used to advocate for "scaling up" community based intervention for children with ASD in India, which may serve as a model for building service capacity in other low and middle income countries around the world. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $60,100.00
Project Number 5621
Principal Investigator Patel, Vikram
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met? (Infrastructure)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 7J. Develop the personnel and technical infrastructure to assist states, territories, and other countries who request assistance describing and investigating potential changes in the prevalence of ASD and other developmental disabilities by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $1,650,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Sangath
State/Country India
Web Link 1 ARTI: The Autism Research & Training Initiative in India (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects ARTI: The Autism Research & Training Initiative in India | $50,490.00 | 2010 | 5621
ARTI: The autism research & training initiative in India | $60,000.00 | 2008 | 5621