Research Platform
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Early Identification in Autism: Subtypes Based on Child, Family, and Community Characteristics
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Kansas, Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Kansas City, KS, USA
  • Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Article Information
Advocacy / Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Early Intervention / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Health Services Research and Education
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
Early Identification in Autism: Subtypes Based on Child, Family, and Community Characteristics
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510247. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP102C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510247. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP102C
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

Disparities exist in the early identification of underserved children with ASD. Our study used a large university sample to examine subtypes of children with an eventual ASD diagnosis based on parent concerns and sociodemographics. Results suggest that children with speech parent concerns are most likely identified earlier, regardless of race, ethnicity, or SES. However, our findings point to the difficulty in identifying girls with ASD and children with social and behavior parent concerns.

Primary Author and Speaker: Anna Wallisch

Contributing Authors: Lauren Little, Evan Dean, Winnie Dunn