Service Use Among Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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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