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Autism in urban context: Linking heterogeneity with health and service disparities  

Although heterogeneity inherent in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) has long been recognized, little is known about ways in which race, gender, socio-economic status, family culture, and communication during clinical encounters affect the acquisition of diagnosis and related services. The project examines disparities in ASDs diagnosis and services for African American children in an urban setting by following a cohort of African American children living in the Los Angeles metropolitan area diagnosed with ASDs, their primary caregivers, and the practitioners who serve them. Results of the project will help caregivers and practitioners to better communicate and partner during clinical encounters. The project will facilitate earlier diagnosis and services for African American children with ASDs, which will help improve their developmental outcomes. Project Status
NEW

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $634,898.00
Project Number 1R01MH089474-01
Principal Investigator Solomon, Olga
Received ARRA Funding? Yes
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5LA. Test four methods to improve dissemination, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, services, and supports in diverse community settings by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $7,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Southern California
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Autism in urban context: Linking heterogeneity with health and service disparities (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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