ERIC Number: EJ1090344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Are Non-Intellectually Disabled Black Youth with ASD Less Impaired on Parent Report than Their White Peers?
Ratto, Allison B.; Anthony, Bruno J.; Kenworthy, Lauren; Armour, Anna Chelsea; Dudley, Katerina; Anthony, Laura Gutermuth
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n3 p773-781 Mar 2016
There is a lack of research examining differences in functioning in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across ethnicity, particularly among those without intellectual disability (ID). This study investigated ethnic differences in parent-reported impairment in executive function, adaptive behavior, and social-emotional functioning. White and Black youth (n = 64; ages 6-17) with ASD without ID were compared on each of these domains. Black youth had significantly lower levels of impairment on all three domains. Findings may reflect better daily functioning among Black youth with ASD and/or cultural differences in parent response to questionnaires. Regardless, these findings raise concern about the sensitivity of commonly used measures for Black children with ASD and the impact of culture on daily functioning and symptom manifestation.
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, African American Students, White Students, Severity (of Disability), Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Ethnicity, Executive Function, Adjustment (to Environment), Social Development, Emotional Development, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Questionnaires, Parent Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Youth
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