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New project on autism prevalence

A new project studying the incidence of autism within the Somali community in Minneapolis has been awarded to the University's Department of Pediatrics, Institute on Community Integration, and Department of Educational Psychology, as well as the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The one-year, $400,000 study is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and awarded through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. Principal Investigators are Dr. Michael Reiff, Department of Pediatrics; Amy Hewitt, ICI; Joe Reichle, Educational Psychology; Amy Esler, Pediatrics; and Judy Punkyo, MDH. FFI contact Amy Hewitt at hewit005@umn.edu or 612-625-1098.

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