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Mental Health and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Status Complete
Seeking Researchers No
Start Date 12/01/2012
End Date 07/01/2013
Funding Source Undergraduate Research Grant
Funding Amount
Community Partner
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Last Updated 01/30/2013 05:22PM
Keywords ASD, autism

People

Faculty
  Mary Dallas Allen

Student Researchers
  Sarah Zerkel

Abstract

The purpose or this study is to explore the experiences of parents of youth (10-20) With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their use the mental health system in Anchorage. Alaska. This will be a
phenomenological study aimed at understanding the shared experiences or these families in the Anchorage area. Specific research questions to be explored will include:

- What mental health services have parents accessed for their children with Autism?
- How did parents access these services?
- What level of difficulty did parents experience in accessing services?
- To what degree did these services meet the needs of their children?

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