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Measuring the parental, service and cost impacts of children with autistic spectrum disorder: a pilot study

Järbrink, Krister, Fombonne, Eric and Knapp, Martin (2003) Measuring the parental, service and cost impacts of children with autistic spectrum disorder: a pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 33 (4). 395 -402. ISSN 1573-3432

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to carry out a preliminary examination of a research instrument developed specifically to collect cost information for individuals with autistic spectrum disorder. There is very little cost information on children or adults with autism or autism-related disorder, and no study appears to have carried out a specific cost collection in this area. Although some global cost estimates can be made, little is known about the cost implications of parental burden. By using different techniques to collect indirect costs, the study outlines a functional methodology. Results from this small pilot study point to considerable economic burden for parents and give some indication of the associated costs of autistic spectrum disorder.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genr...
Additional Information: © 2003 Springer
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2006
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/324/

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