Poster Session  |   July 2015
How Can Occupational Therapy Support Underserved Minority Groups Following the Changes to the Autism Diagnosis?
Author Affiliations
  • University of the Sciences
Article Information
Advocacy / Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   July 2015
How Can Occupational Therapy Support Underserved Minority Groups Following the Changes to the Autism Diagnosis?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911510224p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO7099
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911510224p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO7099
Abstract

Date Presented 4/18/2015

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM–5) made changes to the diagnosis criteria of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). An increase in diagnosis disparity is expected. A search revealed a projected significant decrease in the rates of the autism diagnosis for underserved minority groups. Occupational therapists (OTs) must become advocates for those underserved populations.