Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project

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 11/2018.