U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Innovations in Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Program
The purpose of the Innovations in Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Program is to build on past Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) programs to improve access to coordinated and integrated care for children with, or at risk for, Autism Spectrum Disorder/Developmental Disabilities (ASD/DD) and their families in medically underserved areas and populations by implementing the following two strategies:
- Family Navigation – Increasing family navigation services to improve communication between families and primary and specialty providers; link children with/at risk for ASD/DD to diagnostic evaluations, ASD/DD services, and community resources; and provide education to families of children with/at risk for ASD/DD to improve self-efficacy in navigating the system of care for children with/at risk for ASD/DD.
- Provider Training – Providing education, training, and technical assistance to providers and community based-organizations providing services to ASD/DD on improving care for children with/at risk for ASD/DD through a learning community.
Amount: Approximately $1,860,000 will be available to fund five recipients up to $372,000. The period of performance is four years.
Eligibility: Any domestic public or private entity. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.
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