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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 1748–1761 | Cite as

Service Delivery Experiences and Intervention Needs of Military Families with Children with ASD

  • Jennifer M. DavisEmail author
  • Erinn Finke
  • Benjamin Hickerson
Original Paper

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of military families with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) specifically as it relates to relocation. Online survey methodology was used to gather information from military spouses with children with ASD. The finalized dataset included 189 cases. Descriptive statistics and frequency analyses were used to examine participant demographics and service delivery questions. Results indicated the larger sample of military spouses largely confirmed the experiences reported qualitatively in previous studies and contributed information that was previously unknown about variables associated with the access, availability, quality, and frequency of intervention services for military families with children with ASD.

Keywords

Autism Military families Service delivery Survey 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank all of the families who graciously gave their time to participate in the survey and the groups and families who helped forward our recruiting message. Additionally, we would like to thank colleagues, friends, and family who offered guidance and support through the duration of this project. Thank you for your help and support.

Author Contributions

JD conceived of the study, participated in its design and coordination, data collection, data analysis, and drafted the manuscript; EF participated in the design, data analysis, and manuscript revisions; BH participated in the design, statistical data analysis, and manuscript revisions. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer M. Davis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Erinn Finke
    • 1
  • Benjamin Hickerson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Communication Sciences and DisordersThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism ManagementThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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