UCLA Awarded $10M Grant To Study Autism In African-Americans

Source: Dr. Bruce Hensel / NBC Southern California / theGrio

NBC Southern California – The National Institutes of Health awarded UCLA a grant to study the genetic causes of autism in African American children.

Areva Martin of the Special Needs Network says “there’s a void” of qualified health care officials to make the diagnosis in communities like South LA.

The study hopes to change that, and aims to recruit at least 600 African-American families who have a child diagnosed with autism.

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