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Short Report: Emergency Service Experiences of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder without Intellectual Disability

Short Report: Emergency Service Experiences of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder without Intellectual Disability

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Title: Short Report: Emergency Service Experiences of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder without Intellectual Disability
Author: Tint, Ami
Palucka, Anna M.
Bradley, Elspeth
Weiss, Jonathan A.
Lunsky, Yona
Abstract: This study aimed to describe patterns of emergency department use and police interactions, as well as satisfaction with emergency services of 40 adults with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability over 12 to 18 months. Approximately 42.5% of the sample reported visiting the emergency department and 32.5% reported interactions with police during the study period. Presenting concerns for emergency department use and police interactions varied widely, highlighting the heterogeneous needs of this population. On average, participants reported being dissatisfied with care received in the emergency department while police interactions were rated relatively more favourably.
Subject: autism spectrum disorder
adults
service use
emergency department
police
Type: Article
Rights: The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Autism, Online First, March 2018 published by SAGE Publishing, All rights reserved. CC0 1.0 Universal
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1362361318760294
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
URI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361318760294
http://hdl.handle.net/10315/34457
Published: Sage Publishing
Citation: Autism (Online First)
ISSN: 1362-3613
Date: 2018

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The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Autism, Online First, March 2018 published by SAGE Publishing, All rights reserved. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Autism, Online First, March 2018 published by SAGE Publishing, All rights reserved.