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Project Title

Project Title

ASD Advocacy to Action: Planned Partnership of Under-Resourced Families in South Los Angeles

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Kasari, Connie

Description

Description

Families from under-resourced and under-served communities face a host of challenges in identifying developmental concern and accessing early intervention for their children. This project will partner with the Special Needs Network (SNN), a South Los Angeles parent-centered organization promoting education, early identification and treatment for under-served and low resourced families. This study will test the feasibility of a community provider-implemented early intervention by training providers in an effective modularized social communication intervention. The investigators will examine factors that influence the ability of low-income mothers to participate and adhere to an ASD intervention, and test an ASD intervention that is potentially sustainable in low-income communities. The intervention will be compared by cohorts who receive either community provider delivered intervention or expert research staff intervention. The aim is to enroll 60 parent-child dyads over the course of 3 years. Data collected pre, post treatment and 2 month follow up will measure child social-communication, play and engagement with parents, as well as parental fidelity to intervention strategies and acceptability measures. Comparable efficacy is expected in both groups, but greater satisfaction, and potential sustainability in the community provider group. This study will promote the early identification and dissemination of an empirically supported treatment (Brief- JASPER) to an ethnically-diverse and low-resourced community in South Los Angeles. - See more at: http://science.grants.autismspeaks.org/search/grants/asd-advocacy-action-planned-partnership-under-resourced-families-south-los-angeles#sthash.UDe1XIE3.dpuf

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

85339

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014-2017

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. 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.

Project Link

Project Link

ASD Advocacy to Action: Planned Partnership of Under-Resourced Families in South Los Angeles (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of California, Los Angeles

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

8939

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

ASD Advocacy to Action: Planned Partnership of Under-Resourced Families in South Los Angeles | 50000 | 2014 | 8939

 
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