UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine; Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center

Publication Date


Document Type



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


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.


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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Commonwealth Medicine Publications



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