Military families with a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are underrepresented in the literature. In order to provide appropriate services, research must be done to determine the needs of these families. A qualitative methodology was used to interview military spouses with children with ASD about their experiences with therapeutic services. Overall, results indicate military families with a child with ASD experience challenges associated with both the military lifestyle and having a child with special needs. Due to their membership in two groups prone to support limitations and therapeutic service accessibility issues, military families with a child with ASD may be at additional risk for high levels of stress and difficulty obtaining and maintaining ASD related services.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders|
|State||Published - Jul 19 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Developmental and Educational Psychology