Minnesota funds Somali autism prevalence study

3 May

From the Minnesota Daily: U to research rate of autism in Somali community.

Parents and others in Minnesota’s Somali community are concerned about the prevalence of autism in children. Now, for the first time, state funds will go to researching autism in that community.

The health and human services omnibus bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed Friday allocates $200,000 to the Minnesota Department of Health to work with the University of Minnesota on the research.

The Somali community in Minnesota has been discussed a great deal online due to the apparently high prevalence rates there.

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