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Kreider Services awarded Rural Health Network Planning Grant for autism

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 3rd, 2012

DIXON - Kreider Services has been awarded a Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant, which is funded through the Office of Rural Health Policy. This grant award will support the development of a network of care for youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The focus will be on improving the diagnostic and subsequent delivery services to children and youth with ASD. The ultimate goal will be to construct a comprehensive plan for ASD education/training for local professionals and the community, as well as, the coordination and communication of services for children and youth with an ASD.

A board of directors, a network group, and a parent family forum group will be established. The parent family forum will be a crucial part of a successful plan providing input from parents and family members of a child who has been diagnosed with ASD.

The initial planning grant project period runs from Sept. 1, 2012 through Aug. 31, 2013.

For more information about the benefits of this grant or the autism program at Kreider Services, please contact Laura Watters at (815) 288-6691, ext. 226 or wattersl@kreiderservices.org.

For the complete article see the 10-03-2012 issue.

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