Access to Autism Spectrum Disorder Services for Rural Appalachian Citizens
Summarizes the challenges of accessibility and affordability faced by residents of rural southwest Virginia as they seek services for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Highlights the effects of extreme poverty and the need for cultural sensitivity among service providers. Offers suggestions for policymakers and features demographic statistics on caregivers and providers.
Angela Scarpa, Laura S. Jensen, Denis Gracanin, Sharon L. Ramey, Angela V. Dahiya
Journal of Appalachian Health, 2(1), 25-40
Access · Appalachia · Behavioral health workforce · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Health workforce supply and demand · Mental health · Policy · Poverty · Statistics and data · Virginia