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ICI collaborates on study of autism in Minneapolis Somali community

The Institute on Community Integration (ICI), the University's Department of Pediatrics and Department of Educational Psychology, and the Minnesota Department of Health are collaborating on a project to determine whether there are true differences in the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) between Somali and non-Somali children in Minneapolis. The year-long study is one effort to provide answers to reports from advocates in the Somali community that children of Somali descent living in the city have, in the past few years, been classified as having ASD at a higher-than-usual rate. To learn more, see the November issue of the Institute's staff newsletter, FYI.

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