Analysis of the difficulties experienced by service providers supporting adolescents and adults having autistic spectrum disorder without intellectual disabilities - Survey results from 141 psychiatry day- treatment institutions -

Poster B62, Tuesday, October 9, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Essex Ballroom

Yasuko koyano1, Hiromi Watanabe2; 1The Jikei University School of Nursing, 2Ryotokuji University School of Nursing

A self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted on the difficulties experienced by 141 stuff members of psychiatry day- treatment institutions, etc., providing support to autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) individuals. Analysis of free-text entries revealed difficulties in the following areas resulting from a lack of knowledge among support providers: “understanding of ASD characteristics,” “concrete responses to be taken” and “planning of tailor-made support.” In addition, the analysis revealed that, due to the ADS characteristics of those individuals, service providers experience “difficulties in resolving issues.”

Topic Area: Stress Responsivity

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