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Under-detection of autism among First Nations children in British Columbia, Canada
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies. forskarstuderande vid University of Eastern Finland.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9637-5338
2014 (English)In: Disability & Society, ISSN 0968-7599, E-ISSN 1360-0508, Vol. 29, no 8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article shows that First Nations children diagnosed with autism in British Columbia, Canada are under-represented in publications regarding autism and the prevalence thereof, and that this group appears to be under-detected. The aim of this review of publications regarding autism and aboriginal populations in Canada and other countries is to examine possible explanations. The research review results suggest that possible reasons for under-detection of autism among aboriginal populations, and consequently First Nations peoples, can be diagnostic substitution and symptom presentation, ethnic or cultural, area of residence or the impact of historical oppression and discrimination.

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Routledge, 2014. Vol. 29, no 8
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autism, First Nations, aboriginal, prevalence, under-detection, British Columbia, Canada
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33464DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2014.923750ISI: 000341410600006OAI: diva2:740745
Available from: 2014-08-26 Created: 2014-08-26 Last updated: 2014-08-28Bibliographically approved

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