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Health, Racial Disparities and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presented by
Michele D. Kipke, MD and Katrina Kubicek

Dr. Michele D. Kipke and Katrina Kubicek discuss the disparities in autism diagnoses among Latino and African American families. They provide a brief overview of research conducted in Los Angeles with Latino and African American families.  This research identified three overarching needs that are related to these delayed diagnoses.  Using these needs as a guide, they presented recommendations for interventions that can be implemented in a variety of settings including urban, rural and multicultural. Dr. Kipke is a Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and the Vice Chair of Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).  She is also the site principal investigator for the AS ATN at CHLA.