Individuals on the autism spectrum and their families report a high level of unmet service needs. In this webinar, we will discuss the landscape of perceived service need in autism in Canada and address the gaps in navigation support for clinicians to community resources. Based on new research study, we will look at the top service priorities of individuals with autism across the lifespan and demographic, clinical and systemic factors that predict an individual getting their priority service needs met. In this Canada-wide survey of 3,317 caregivers, we found that priority needs change over time and diversifies with age. Strikingly, 30% of the respondents indicated that none of their priority needs were currently being met. The concepts around service need and the implications of this work will be discussed. For instance, families are often left confused navigating the complexities of an autism diagnosis and do not know where to turn to for support. So, to better address the gap between families and professionals, we will present navigation support for physicians, training tools and helpful resources, and ways to increase capacity for professionals to support families.
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