Age of Initial Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Diverse Urban Sample

Jennifer Hall-Lande, Amy N Esler, Amy Hewitt, Amy L. Gunty

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Abstract

This paper examines age of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) identification and related factors in a diverse urban sample, focusing on ASD identification in the East African Somali community. The overall average age of initial ASD identification was 4.8 years. Somali children received an initial clinical diagnosis of Autistic Disorder later than White children, and Somali children diagnosed with ASD born outside of Minnesota (MN) received their first comprehensive evaluation later than Somali children diagnosed with ASD born in MN. Most children had noted developmental concerns before age 3, with no significant racial or ethnic differences in those concerns. The current study contributes to a limited number of studies on early ASD identification in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Age of initial identification
  • Autism prevalence
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Developmental delays
  • Diverse communities
  • Early diagnosis
  • Somali

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