This study describes the service delivery challenges and intervention needs of military families that include children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have relocated. In practice and policy, military families with children with ASD living on a military base should consider serving as a mentor to new families on the base to offer information on schools and community resources, and would also benefit from the increased accessibility of resources by the Department of Defense (DoD). More research is needed to learn the best practices of service delivery for military families with children with ASD, and future studies on service delivery experiences should include other stakeholders, e.g., military leaders, healthcare service providers, and school districts.
Davis, J. M., Finke, E., & Hickerson, B. (2016). Service delivery experiences and intervention needs of military families with children with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(5), 1748–1761. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2706-8
Child Psychology | Mental Disorders | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Military Families, Autism, Research brief
Autism; Families of military personnel
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Service Delivery Experiences and Intervention Needs of Military Families with Children with ASD"" (2017). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 364.
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