Increasing Capacity for Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

Studying and reducing the systemic disparities in diagnosis of ASD in Wisconsin

Full Project Name:Battling the Bottleneck: Increasing capacity for ASD diagnosis within primary health care across WisconsinPrimary Community Organization:Marquette University Primary Academic Partner:Kathleen A. Koth, DO, DFAACAP, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Award Amount:$504,117
Award Date
July2021
Project Duration:36 months

Project Description Narrative:


The late diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can have lifelong impacts. Across Wisconsin significant racial and geographic disparities exist in the timely diagnosis of ASD, with racial and ethnic minorities and those living in underserved areas diagnosed more infrequently and years later than children living in suburban areas or white children.

Through this award, project partners aim to study the systems creating barriers to ASD diagnosis in Wisconsin and train primary care professionals in ASD diagnosis and family navigation.

Community partners:
Mental Health America of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Coalition for Children's Mental Health, Next Step Clinic, MCW Child Psychiatry Consultation Program, Vanderbilt University

Project Updates:


Project has not yet entered reporting period.

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