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Project Title

Project Title

Collaboration between WHO, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Autism Speaks

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Saxena, Shekhar

Description

Description

In May 2013 the Executive Board of the World Health Organization adopted a Resolution on “Comprehensive and Coordinated Efforts for the Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders” and is due to be discussed at the upcoming 67th session of the World Health Assembly. In September 2013 WHO hosted a consultation on the subject, with technical and financial support from Autism Speaks. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together experts and representatives from governments, UN agencies, and the civil society to identify research needs and current challenges in implementing comprehensive care programs at scale for persons with ASD and other developmental disorders, and establish a collaborative commitment to strengthening capacities in countries. Proposed collaboration with Autism Speaks for 2014 aims to implement ‘priority key action’ identified by the meeting in September 2013. The focus of proposed actions is in the area of advocacy, development of evidence-based and feasible interventions, capacity building of care providers and caregivers, improving early detection and assessment of ASDs and other developmental disorders, and organization of services (covering seven of the nine ‘priority actions’ for WHO and partners to support capacity building in countries).

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

200000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014-2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

7O. Not specific to Question 7 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Collaboration between WHO, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Autism Speaks (External web link)

Institution

Institution

World Health Organization

State/Country

State/Country

Switzerland

Project Number

Project Number

9368

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Collaboration between WHO, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Autism Speaks | 200000 | 2014 | 9368

 
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