This chapter discusses the challenges that families of very young children with autism who are living in poverty face when trying to support the child as well as the complexities that practitioners face when working with these families. What is known about the challenges of autism for families and the challenges of poverty for families is examined. Evidenced-based family-centered practices that when used by practitioners enhance parents’ confidence and competence are presented. In the last section, scenarios where family-centered practices are helpful when early interventionists are dealing with these complex situations are presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Parent-Implemented Interventions for Very Young Children with Autism|
|Editors||Michael Siller, Lindee Morgan|
|State||Published - Aug 10 2018|
|Name||Autism and Child Psychopathology Series|