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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Carrie Dickson ('16-'17)

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/nursing/institute/fellows/dickson.html

Capstone ProjectCarrie Dickson Photo

Advancing Healthcare Quality for People on the Autism Spectrum

Nurses have an ethical and legal obligation to address health disparities and ensure healthcare is accessible to all individuals across the neurodiversity spectrum and across the lifespan.  To address the sporadic training in healthcare providers, a multidisciplinary community of practice for professionals in all settings and across the lifespan was established to facilitate networking, education, and advocacy related to caring for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Participation in the community is voluntary, open to all healthcare providers without geographical limitations, and involvement may occur at varying levels based on participant’s needs.  The goal of the community is to improve access to quality healthcare to decrease health disparities in the autistic population as compared with other populations.

Health Professions Autism Network: www.healthprofessionsautismnetwork.org