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State Implementation & Policy

Thirteen states received FY 2012 funds to improve access to health care and related services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Grantees will implement existing state plans to improve services for these young people.


State Implementation Grants for Improving Services for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Other Developmental Disabilities
Autism Society of ColoradoLakewood


Connecticut Department of Public HealthHartford


Parents Place of MarylandGlen Burnie


University of Southern MississippiHattiesburg


Minot State UniversityMinot


Ohio Department of MRDDColumbus


Oregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandOR
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill


Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondVA
 Planning Grants
University of ArkansasFayettevilleAR
University of MassachusettsWorcesterMA
Dept of Health and Human Services, New HampshireConcordNH
University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonHoustonTX
Autism Resource Centers

A State Public Health Coordinating Center for Autism

The State Public Health Autism Coordinating Center supports the State Implementation Grantees in their mission with technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, reporting, and evaluation. Together, they work to develop and implement a state system of care to assure that children and youth with ASD/DD receive early and timely identification, diagnosis and intervention. HRSA funded a $272,103 cooperative agreement to the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs.

National Combating Autism Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center

The National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center plays a crucial role in providing technical assistance, building and sustaining partnerships with service systems already serving children with ASD and other developmental disabilities, translating research into evidence-based practice, and utilizing existing and developing new data systems to capture and report project outcomes. HRSA funded a $816,201 cooperative agreement to the Association of University Centers on Disabilities in FY 2015.