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Title of the item:

Autism Diagnosis in the United Kingdom: Perspectives of Autistic Adults, Parents and Professionals

Title :
Autism Diagnosis in the United Kingdom: Perspectives of Autistic Adults, Parents and Professionals
Authors :
Henry, L.
Crane, Laura
Batty, R.
Adeyinka, H.
Goddard, L.
Hill, E. L.
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Subject Terms :
RC
Adults
Professionals
Diagnosis
Original Paper
Support
Autism
Parents
Source :
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Publisher :
Springer US, 2018.
Publication Year :
2018
Original Identifier :
pmc: PMC6182717
pmid: 29948530
File Description :
application/pdf
Language :
English
ISSN :
1573-3432
0162-3257
DOI :
10.1007/s10803-018-3639-1
Accessing an autism diagnosis is a key milestone, both for an individual and their family. Using a qualitative methodology, the current study examined the views and experiences of ten autistic adults, ten parents of children on the autism spectrum, and ten professionals involved in autism diagnosis, all based in the United Kingdom (UK). Interviewing these 30 respondents about the diagnostic process and subsequent support options, the goal was to identify aspects of the diagnostic process that are working well, and areas in which improvements are needed. Using thematic analysis, three key themes were identified: the process of understanding and accepting autism; multiple barriers to satisfaction with the diagnostic process; and inadequate post-diagnostic support provision.
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