Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Faculty Advisor

Somasse, Gbetonmasse Blaise

Center

Morocco

Abstract

Autism affects an estimated half a million people, but only 20% are diagnosed and even fewer receive treatment or services. This project surveyed caregivers of autistic children to gauge the level of awareness of autism spectrum disorder, as well as the scope of services and treatments offered in Morocco. We interviewed families and professionals and gathered information from autism centers. With this information, we compiled a database and report for Autism Speaks that can identify areas of improvement for care.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Project Center

Morocco

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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