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Wendy Stone and Shana Attar receive grant from UW Population Health Initiative to develop autism screening tools for toddlers in diverse settings

Wendy Stone and her grad student Shana Attar received an eight-month, award from UW Population Health Initiative, Tier 1 Pilot Grant program. The award title is My Toddler’s Social Communication: Examining the Cultural Sensitivity of a New Pictorial Screening Tool for Identifying Toddlers at Risk for Autism in Diverse Cultural, Ethnic, Racial, and Linguistic Settings. This project will develop new iterations of an autism screening tool, which ultimately will be computerized, validated, standardized, and disseminated to frontline providers across the State (and beyond). It will improve autism screening so that children at-risk for autism, regardless of their background, may be directed to specialized services in an equitable manner.

Read more about this and other Tier 1 Pilot Grants awarded in Winter 2022 here: