School of Teacher Education
According to the CDC, one in 59 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Centers for Diseases and Prevention, 2020). More than 10% of those in the foster care system also have an autism diagnosis. The purpose of this project was to understand the general public’s knowledge and beliefs about both subjects. I conducted this study to identify any misconceptions, assumed facts, and opinions about both foster care and autism. I collected these data through anonymous surveys. The data were then analyzed and examined to create an app to benefit current and future foster parents who foster individuals with autism.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair
Christina Noel, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Clark, Caroline, "Autism and the Foster Care System in Kentucky" (2021). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 905.