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AUCD: Welcome Reception and Poster Session: Assessing the Patient Education Experiences of Parents/Guardians Following a Child's Diagnosis of Autism


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Rebecca Wells, MSW, MPH, Doctoral Fellow
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Emily Lowell, PhD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, SC - Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND;


This project's goal was threefold: 1) To understand the autism diagnostic and parent education procedures at clinics in the state of South Carolina; 2) To understand parental perceptions of the diagnostic and patient education process at a specific developmental pediatric clinic in Columbia, SC; and 3) To improve the diagnostic and patient education processes in the clinic based on key informant interviews with other clinicians and on parent feedback.

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