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 Cultural Competence

2014 CAAI Webinar: Reducing Disparities for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Date: May 20, 2014

Disparities in accessing diagnostic and treatment services, access to care based on location, and racial and cultural differences in outcomes exist in our health care service systems. This webinar focused on Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) grantee work in Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio on reducing some of these disparities for individuals on the autism spectrum. The panel of presenters was comprised of research, training and state demonstration grantees. This webinar was part of the 2014 CAAI Virtual Activity Series hosted by AMCHP's SPHARC and AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC), in collaboration with HRSA.

Click here to download the full webinar recording (mp4 file).  ​​


Cultural Competency: Considering Culture and Language in Screening and Assessment

November 14, 2012
AMCHP held a topical call on cultural competency and diversity that featured state presentations from New Jersey and Vermont.
Speakers and Materials:

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Building Culturally and Linguistically Competent Programs

May 7, 2009

AMCHP held a topical call on Cultural Competency in May 2009. States are currently working hard to develop culturally competent programs that raise awareness about ASD and engage newly diagnosed families from culturally, linguistically, and geographically diverse ​communities. Populations of specific concern to the State Demonstration Grantees include Hispanic, Native American, and rural families.

Speakers and Materials:

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