UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine; Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center

Date

12-12-2012

Document Type

Poster

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Mental Disorders

Abstract

Non-English and non-Caucasian children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disorders at later ages, and with lower prevalence than their counterparts. The Massachusetts Act Early state team sought to address this gap so that at-risk families from diverse backgrounds receive more effective autism screening.

Presented at the Association of University Centers on Disability 2012 Conference.

Keywords

Children and families, disabilities, autism, culture, diversity, diverse backgrounds

 
 

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