A Needs Assessment for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Community in Newfoundland and Labrador

The objective of the project is to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) population in Newfoundland and Labrador. While prevalence rates of ASD suggest that there are a large number of cases, the needs of this community are not well defined. Furthermore, we anticipate there will be significant differences in need in rural communities compared to urban centers and differences in needs across the age and severity spectrum. The proposed research will involve a series of interviews with families experiencing ASD, individuals and organizations (in particular healthcare and education) that provide services to individuals on the ASD spectrum and key decision makers who oversee the provision of services for individuals and families experiencing ASD.

Faculty Supervisor:

Drs. Richard Audas & Roger Chafe


Shauna Wells & Patrick Murphy


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Memorial University of Newfoundland



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