Foster Care Involvement Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children with Autism.

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TitleFoster Care Involvement Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children with Autism.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsCidav, Z, Xie, M, Mandell, DS
JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
Volume48
Issue1
Pagination176-183
Date Published2018 Jan
ISSN1573-3432
Abstract

The prevalence and risk of foster care involvement among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) relative to children with intellectual disability (ID), children with ASD and ID, and typically developing children were examined using 2001-2007 Medicaid data. Children were followed up to the first foster care placement or until the end of 2007; a discrete time logistic regression analysis was conducted. Both the prevalence and risk of foster care involvement were greatest for children with ASD, and the prevalence increased substantially over the study period among children with ASD. Continued examination of the factors contributing to the higher risk of foster placement is warranted to unravel the complex circumstances facing these vulnerable children and their families.

DOI10.1007/s10803-017-3311-1
Alternate JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
PubMed ID28929296