Date Presented 3/30/2017
Our study of Medicare claims found that young adults with autism spectrum disorder (N > 5,500) experienced low rates of preventive and occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy service use and high rates of emergency department use. There is a need for wellness and preventive services, creating opportunities for OT to develop interventions to improve care.
Primary Author and Speaker: Teal W. Benevides
Contributing Authors: Henry Carretta, Katelyn Graves