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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
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $613,127.00
Current Award Period 2009-2011
Project Number 5R01MH089474-02
Principal Investigator Solomon, Olga
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. 5SA. Support two studies that assess how variations and access to services affect family functioning in diverse populations, including underserved populations, by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $1,000,000 over 3 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)
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