Research Platform  |   November 2018
African-American Caregivers’ Perceptions of Care Needs Affecting Access to Services for Their Children With Autism
Author Affiliations
  • Augusta University
  • University of Oklahoma
Article Information
Advocacy / Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Health Services Research and Education
Research Platform   |   November 2018
African-American Caregivers’ Perceptions of Care Needs Affecting Access to Services for Their Children With Autism
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211510213p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-RP301C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211510213p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-RP301C
Abstract

Date Presented 4/21/2018

Racial and ethnic disparities in service access for children with autism disproportionately impact African-American families. This qualitative study identified caregiver beliefs, knowledge, and expectations that influenced their help seeking and the specific help-seeking steps they used to obtain care.

Primary Author and Speaker: Teal Benevides

Additional Authors and Speakers: Beth DeGrace, Pam Kearney

Contributing Authors: Mallory Lanier, Sharon Cosper