Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Multicultural Autism Assessments

Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Multicultural Autism Assessments

Presented by:

Regilda Romero, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Faculty Disclosure:

Dr. Romero has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationship(s). No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose. Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: October 13, 2023
Expiration Date: October 12, 2025

Target Audience: All physicians

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify different multicultural frameworks and models.
  2. Describe and explain components of the ECLECTIC framework and its application.
  3. Identify other multicultural variables important in autism assessments.

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource(s) for further study:

  1. Keating CT, Hickman L, Leung J, Monk R, Montgomery A, Heath H, Sowden S. Autism-related language preferences of English-speaking individuals across the globe: A mixed methods investigation. 2023. 16(2):406-428. doi: 10.1002/aur.2864 PMID: 36474364.
  2. American Psychiatric Association (2022). Autism Spectrum Disorder. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., test rev.)
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  9. Maenner MJ, Warren Z, Williams AR, et al. Prevalence and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2020. MMWR Surveill Summ 2023;72(No. SS-2):1–14. DOI:
  10. Estrin GL, Milner V, Spain D, Happe F, Colvert E. Barriers to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis for Young Women and Girls: a Systematic Review. Rev J Autism Dev Discord. 2021; 8(4):454-470. doi: 10.1007/s40489-020-00225-8. PMID: 34868805.
  11. Warrier V, Greenberg DM, Weir E, Buckingham C, Smith P, Lai MC, Allison C, Baron-Cohen S. Elevated rates of autism, other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diagnoses, and autistic traits in transgender and gender-diverse individuals. Nature Communications. 11, 3959 (2020).
  12. Fujii DE. Developing a cultural context for conducting a neuropsychological evaluation with a culturally diverse client: the ECLECTIC framework. Clin Neuropsychol. 2018; 32(8):1356-1392. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2018.1435826. PMID: 29463175.

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