Isuroon

Grantee Year: 
2017
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota

This project responds to the complex needs of Somali parents raising children with autism by expanding Isuroon’s current support group for Somali parents of children with autism into a larger initiative to work with parents to build informal structures of support, access formal structures of support, and to conduct community-engaged research that reflects parents' experiences.

This initiative will build a community that serves as: (1) a network of informal, community support, (2) a reliable place where parents can learn about autism and available resources (3) a community-based, participatory research project where parents and researchers work together to understand and address the needs of Somali parents around autism.