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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 10/2007

01-11-2007 | Original paper

Access to Care for Autism-Related Services

Auteurs: Kathleen C. Thomas, Alan R. Ellis, Carolyn McLaurin, Julie Daniels, Joseph P. Morrissey

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 10/2007

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Abstract

This paper identifies family characteristics associated with use of autism-related services. A telephone or in-person survey was completed during 2003–2005 by 383 North Carolina families with a child 11 years old or younger with ASD. Access to care is limited for racial and ethnic minority families, with low parental education, living in nonmetropolitan areas, and not following a major treatment approach. Service use is more likely when parents have higher stress. Families use a broad array of services; the mix varies with child ASD diagnosis and age group. Disparities in service use associated with race, residence and education point to the need to develop policy, practice and family-level interventions that can address barriers to services for children with ASD.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Access to Care for Autism-Related Services
Auteurs
Kathleen C. Thomas
Alan R. Ellis
Carolyn McLaurin
Julie Daniels
Joseph P. Morrissey
Publicatiedatum
01-11-2007
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 10/2007
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0323-7