Demographics Associated with Autistic Spectrum Diagnosis in England

Mischa N.C. Mockett, Lydia Kinton, Louise J. Theodosiou


There is a growing body of work elucidating the demographics surrounding autistic spectrum disorders. This study sought to develop the local evidence base, enhance the awareness of educationalists in north Manchester and test the hypothesis that young people from all cultural groups are able to access the mental health service. The Social Communication Assessment and Intervention Team in the North Manchester Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service received 89 referrals of children with suspected autism between April 2010 and June 2011. Information was available about 69 cases. Some cases are still in the process of assessment while 20 children and young adults have received a diagnoses of autistic spectrum disorders; 4 African Caribbean, 11 White British, 3 Pakistani, 1 dual heritage and 1 did not complete the form. Further demographics and implications for training are discussed.

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Review of European Studies   ISSN 1918-7173 (Print)   ISSN 1918-7181 (Online)

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