Thirteen states received FY 2012 funds to improve access to health care and related services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Grantees will implement existing state plans to improve services for these young people.
|State Implementation Grants for Improving Services for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Other Developmental Disabilities|
|Autism Society of Colorado||Lakewood|
|Connecticut Department of Public Health||Hartford|
|Parents Place of Maryland||Glen Burnie|
|University of Southern Mississippi||Hattiesburg|
|Minot State University||Minot|
|Ohio Department of MRDD||Columbus|
|Oregon Health & Science University||Portland||OR|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Chapel Hill|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Richmond||VA|
|University of Arkansas||Fayetteville||AR|
|University of Massachusetts||Worcester||MA|
|Dept of Health and Human Services, New Hampshire||Concord||NH|
|University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston||Houston||TX|
The State Public Health Autism Coordinating Center supports the State Implementation Grantees in their mission with technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, reporting, and evaluation. Together, they work to develop and implement a state system of care to assure that children and youth with ASD/DD receive early and timely identification, diagnosis and intervention. HRSA funded a $272,103 cooperative agreement to the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs.
The National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center plays a crucial role in providing technical assistance, building and sustaining partnerships with service systems already serving children with ASD and other developmental disabilities, translating research into evidence-based practice, and utilizing existing and developing new data systems to capture and report project outcomes. HRSA funded a $809,182 cooperative agreement to the Association of University Centers on Disabilities in FY 2014.