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Project Title

Project Title

Understanding the delay in the diagnosis of autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Mandell, David

Description

Description

This is a Research Scientist Development Award supporting a candidate researcher in Dr. David Mandell's laboratory. The project includes developing a program of research related to understanding the pathways and processes by which children with autism are screened, diagnosed, and enter treatment. This is a three-phase study that builds upon a federally funded prevalence study. Children with autism will be identified using medical and school records, and factors associated with the age of diagnosis will be assessed using these records and family interviews. In addition, data will be collected on children who have recently screened positive for autism, and additional interviews with parents will be conducted if autism is diagnosed. It is anticipated that as a result of this research, interventions will be developed that decrease the age at which children with autism receive the diagnosis and enter treatment. In addition, the results from this study may inform understanding of factors affecting the early and appropriate diagnosis of other psychiatric and developmental disorders of childhood, leading to the development of broader interventions to expedite appropriate diagnosis.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

139072

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 1SC. Conduct at least three studies to identify reasons for the health disparities in accessing early screening and diagnosis services by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $2,000,000 over 2 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Understanding the delay in the diagnosis of autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Pennsylvania

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

5K01MH067628-05

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Understanding the delay in the diagnosis of autism | 136488 | 2008 | K01MH067628-04

 
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