Dissemination and Outreach Core – Duke Autism Center of Excellence

The Dissemination and Outreach Core of the Duke Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) is part of a $12.5 million, five-year program awarded to Duke researchers to study the connections between autism and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Having both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD can lead to more severe autism symptoms in young children, including tantrums, greater challenges at school and trouble making friends.

The Dissemination and Outreach Core connects Duke ACE researchers to the broader community by engaging individuals with ASD and their families, practitioners, scientists, and policymakers regarding important problems they face and helping Duke ACE investigators use this knowledge to design studies, interpret findings, and disseminate information to these stakeholders.