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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

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

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Solomon, Olga

Description

Description

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.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

613127

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2011

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

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.

Project Link

Project Link

Autism in urban context: Linking heterogeneity with health and service disparities (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Southern California

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

5R01MH089474-02

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

Yes

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Autism in urban context: Linking heterogeneity with health and service disparities | 634898 | 2009 | 1R01MH089474-01

 
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