Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Family Impact of Autism in a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Sample: Findings From the National Survey of Children With Special Healthcare Needs
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Consultant, Atlanta, GA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Family Impact of Autism in a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Sample: Findings From the National Survey of Children With Special Healthcare Needs
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510251. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3015
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510251. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3015
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

Little is known about how families from different racial and ethnic backgrounds report family impact associated with caregiving children with autism. We examined family impact variables among caregivers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds from the National Survey of Children with Special Healthcare Needs (n=5,178) and found significant differences on financial spending and time spent caregiving. These differences may impact providers' work to engage in culturally relevant therapy.

Primary Author and Speaker: Teal Benevides

Contributing Authors: Jiwon Lee, Jessica Franks, Nonye Nwosu