Considering Culture in Autism Screening: Lessons Learned by the MA Act Early Team

Monday, December 3, 2012
Kathleen Braden, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Stephanie Blenner, MD
Boston Medical Center
Roula Choueiri, MD
Tufts Medical Center
David Helm, PHD
Children's Hospital Boston
Tracy Osbahr, MA, CCC-SLP
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Nicole Prudent, MD
Boston Medical Center
Alison Schonwald, MD
Children's Hospital Boston
Jason Travers, PHD
University of Amherst

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.

Association of University Centers on Disability 2012