UCLA awarded $10M grant to study autism in African-Americans

african kings

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.