Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
The Roles of Caregivers of Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
The Roles of Caregivers of Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505220. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8044
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505220. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8044
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

Most adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) need continued support to live in the community, yet little is known about the roles of unpaid caregivers. Caregivers of 31 adults with ASD were interviewed. Caregiver roles included 1) meeting and managing daily needs; 2) obtaining services and supports; and 3) providing support when needed. The results, which have policy and service implications for OT, highlight the multiple caregiving roles these aging caregivers enact.

Primary Author and Speaker: Nancy Bagatell