Grants for Improving Quality and Access to Care for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities

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Subject: Child Welfare, Youth Welfare, Healthcare, Healthcare Access
Deadline: May 10, 2016

"This program supports the implementation of innovative, evidence-informed strategies to integrate care at a system-level within a state for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD), with a special emphasis on medically underserved populations (based on poverty, rural geographic location, and/or populations that experience health disparities). The target population for this program is all children and youth within a state identified as at risk for or diagnosed with ASD/DD.

Using the care integration framework recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the care for children and youth with ASD/DD within the state will be integrated across systems to improve access to appropriate screening, referral, diagnosis, care coordination, and services. Recipients/awardees will implement innovative, evidence-informed models of 1) family support and navigation, 2) shared resources, and 3) telehealth and/or telemedicine (including mobile health) health information technologies. Program Goals Improve access to a coordinated, comprehensive state system of services that leads to early diagnosis and entry into services for children with ASD/DD within the state and their families, emphasizing medically underserved and rural populations."

Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration
Eligibility: "Public or nonprofit agencies, including institutions of higher education, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, faith-based and community-based organizations (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b), are eligible to apply for federal funding."
Amount: Unspecified
Contact: Link.