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Disseminating scientific information on autism to the Latino community  

This project focuses on translating scientific information on autism spectrum disorders into everyday language so that Latino families can understand and utilize scientific discoveries in their health decision-making process. This research is done in partnership with Fiesta Educativa, a community-based education, advocacy, and support organizing serving Latino families who have children with disabilities. The most effective strategies to translate scientific information about autism research and bring it into the hands of consumers, Latino families, will be developed and studied. The long term goal is to develop a model for academic institutions nationwide. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $466,538.00
Current Award Period 2009-2011
Project Number 5RC1MH088600-02
Principal Investigator Lajonchere, Clara
Received ARRA Funding? Yes
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Services Utilization and Access
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 Disseminating scientific information on autism to the Latino community (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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