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.
- Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project Findings
Anab A. Gulaid, MPA, Project Coordinator, University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, Research and Training Center on Community Living
- Increasing Access to Applied Behavior Analysis through Telehealth
Scott Lindgren, PhD, Professor, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, Carver College of Medicine, UI Children's Hospital, The University of Iowa
- Reaching Families: The Joys of Collaboration
Amy Hess, BA, Ma Cert, Site Coordinator, Autism Treatment Network, Child Development Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; and Donna Owens, MA, Program Director, Family and Adult Services Center, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI). Other presentation resources include:
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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:
- Cultural Competency & Diversity: The NJ SPAN Model
Jennifer Bolden Pitre, MA, JD, Director of Integrated Systems for CYSHCN/ASD & DD, NJ Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
- Considering Culture and Language in the Screening and Assessment of Young Children
Janet Kilburn, LICSW, Medical Social Worker, Children with Special Health Needs, Vermont Department of Health; and Maria Mercedes Avila, MED, Program Evaluator, Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP), University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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:
- Building Culturally and Linguistically Competent Programs
Suzanne Bronheim, Director, SIDS/ID Project & Senior Policy Associate at the NCCC; and Wendy Jones, Director, Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Project, National Center for Cultural Competence
- Latino Community Outreach: A Promotoras Training Model
Michael Maloney, Executive Director, Organization on Autism Research (OAR)
- Cultural Competence and the Autism Society of America
Dr. Brenda Smith Myles, Autism Society of America; and Marguerite Colston, Vice President of Constituent Relations, Autism Society of America
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