The Meadan Family Lab has been selected to receive the 2022 INSAR (International Society for Autism Research) Cultural Diversity Research Award. The award application highlighted the projects led by recent alumni and current graduate students James Lee, Stacy McGuire, Kaori Terol, Michelle Sands, Moon Chung, and Nikki Adams.
The goal of the award is to support investigators who conduct community-based or community partnered research that seeks to leave a lasting impact on underserved and under-researched communities beyond the scope of a single research study.
The Meadan Family Lab was chosen for this award in recognition of the collective work of the group in developing interventions and filling a gap in many low- and middle-income countries (e.g. Paraguay and Mongolia) as well as in low-resource settings in the United States. The outcomes of the group’s work have the potential for long-lasting impact and have already expanded access for community members in LMIC and under-resourced areas in this country.
The work provides gold-standard models for other researchers planning to conduct cross-cultural intervention research and practitioners to reach difficult-to-reach areas in LMIC and low-resource areas within high-income countries (HIC). INSAR will be presenting this award at their 2022 Conference during the Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2022.