Service Use Among Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Dwight Irvin
  • Elena Patten
  • Brian Boyd


Services to treat autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are abundant and nearly all young children receive some form of treatment. Although evidence exists regarding the efficacy of various treatments as well as recommendations for dosages, other factors (e.g., parent stress) appear to play a role in service utilization. This chapter provides an overview of types of services available to children with ASD and factors related to the child and to the family that influence receipt of services. In conclusion, challenges related to researching services for children with ASD are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Juniper Gardens Children’s ProjectUniversity of KansasKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Communication Sciences and DisordersUniversity of North Carolina GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  3. 3.Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational TherapyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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