Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project

Description

Studies the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) among children in Minneapolis to determine whether children of Somali descent have higher rates of ASD than non-Somali children. The project involves public health surveillance of all children in Minneapolis between the ages of 7-9 by looking at school and health records. The research is being conducted in close collaboration with parents and leaders in the Somali community. The project is now in its dissemination phase; the researchers are sharing their findings with Somali families of children with ASD and engaging with organizations who serve them.

This project was archived on 2018-11-13T00:00:00-06:00

Director
Amy S Hewitt
Website
rtc.umn.edu/autism
Contact
autism@umn.edu
Subcontract from
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Past funder
Minnesota Department of Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Autism Speaks
Funder
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Collaborators
Minnesota Department of Education
Minneapolis Public Schools
Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, University of Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Health
Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
PACER Center
Research and Training Center on Community Living
Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network
Parent Autism Network
Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota
Somali American Parent Association

Staff

Staff

Kristin Dean :: Information Technology Manager


Partner staff

Amy N Esler PhD :: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics


Staff

Shawn C Lawler :: Web UI Developer


Partner staff

Joe E Reichle :: Professor


Amy S Hewitt :: Director, Institute on Community Integration


Product

Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project: Community Report 2013

A report of the findings from the study of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) prevalence among Somali and non-Somali children in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also available, in English and Somali, is a fact...

Published: December 2013

La soco Marxaladaha Koboc ee Cunuggaaga (Track Your Child's Developmental Milestones)

A brochure translating the original English version of the Center for Disease Control's brochure Track Your Child's Developmental Milestones into the Somali language. In collaboration with Somali...

Published: 2013

Marxaladaha Heerarka Koboca (Milestone Moments)

A resource guide translating the original English version of the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) booklet Track Your Child's Developmental Milestones into the Somali language. In collaboration...

Published: 2013

There are many Somali and non-Somali children with autism spectrum disorder

A fact sheet summarizing findings of the Minneapolis Somali ASD Prevalence Project for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Available in English and Somali. The full findings…

Published: December 2013

Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project Website

A website presenting the Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project, which studies the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) among children in Minneapolis to determine...

Published: 2013

Topics

  • Culture and diversity
    • Immigrants
      • Somalis
      • Specific disability
        • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
        • Specific life stage
          • Children

          Activities

          • Dissemination
            • Outreach
              • Research