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Presented at the 17th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 9 Room: Salon B
Presenting: David Mandell
All Authors for this paper: David Mandell; Christine Walrath; Brigitte Manteuffel; Gina Sgro; Jennifer Pinto-Martin
Presentation Type: paper presentation
Synopsis: This study describes the characteristics of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) receiving treatment in community mental health settings. Children diagnosed with ASD in a national community mental health initiative were compared with other children in care on socio-demographic and psychosocial characteristics, presenting problems and service histories. Regardless of diagnosis, children were most often referred to service because of disruptive behaviors. Children with ASD were less likely to be referred for drug use, truancy or running away, but were more likely to be referred for social interaction difficulties and strange behavior. Many children had family histories of mental illness, substance abuse and domestic violence.
Date: Monday, March 1, 2004
Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Presentation Time: 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM