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The Healthy People 2020 Roadmap For Massachusetts Children & Youth With Asd/Dd: Understanding Needs And Measuring Outcomes, Elaine Gabovitch, Courtney Dutra, Emily Lauer Nov 2015

The Healthy People 2020 Roadmap For Massachusetts Children & Youth With Asd/Dd: Understanding Needs And Measuring Outcomes, Elaine Gabovitch, Courtney Dutra, Emily Lauer

Commonwealth Medicine Publications

The Massachusetts Autism Commission 2012 report identified “a critical need to develop a comprehensive statewide approach” to respond to the needs of the rapidly increasing population of people with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities (ASD/DD). In response, UMass Medical School has been conducting a needs assessment to inform efforts to establish a state-level data collection and surveillance plan for systems of services for children and youth with ASD/DD.

Although Massachusetts is a resource rich state, through a review of secondary data analysis, key informant interviews, focus groups, and surveys, the needs assessment has identified certain gaps in ...