AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER2A. INSTRUCTIONSProject Title: Quantitative and Qualitative ResearchCourse Name: Social WorkPaper Type: Research PaperBasic information about the paper focusSocial research problem- Autism Spectrum DisorderDevelopmental Disorder: Autism Spectrum DisorderGender: both male and femaleDemographic Age: tender age from 2-42Location: CanadaCurrent AssignmentI’ll upload the activities checklist for this paper, please do start from activity January 23 and dothe two parts belowPart one:Developing a Literature Review: In Conjunction current assignmentWith Module 1 (Activity Sets 4 & 5):Part Two: Quantitative Mini-ProposalIn conjunction with Modules 2 and 3:Number of Pages: EightNumber of Sources: TenCitation Style: APASpacing: DoubleB. SUGGESTED SOLUTIONQuantitative ResearchAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) constitutes a series of development disabilitiesidentified with stereotyped behaviors, repetitive, and pervasive conditions that impaircommunication as well as socialization (Boyd, Woodard & Bodfish, 2011). The developmentaldisabilities are identified as the most prevalent neurological ill-health conditions that arecurrently affecting children (Taylor, DeQuinzio & Stine, 2012). Current studies on the prevalenceof Autism Spectrum Disorder reveal that it affects one in every one 88 children in the U.S(Barrie, 2010). Many parents begin to cite concerns about the disorder before their children attainthe age of three years old (Parritz & Troy, 2014). In Canada, there is little data regarding ASD
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER3prevalence, but a handful existent studies show similar findings to that of the U.S (Parritz &Troy, 2014). Therefore, this study seeks to answer the following quantitative research question:what is the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Canada? The purpose of this studyis to examine the effect of parental factors towards receiving early ASD diagnosis for theirchildren. The study will also attempt to show whether children diagnosed in the first two years oftheir birthdays experience more positive results than the ones diagnosed later in life, with an aimof reaching a conclusion that early diagnosis is crucial in maximizing positive results for ASDchildren.A previous study concludes that the average age of ASD diagnosis is reducing over time,but it is still rampant, and this explains the need for early interventions (DeQuinzio & Taylor,2015). The study will go beyond child-related factors and external attributes such as family’slevel of income and ASD symptom severity, and the age at which a child is diagnosed. Variableson parental influence will aid the understanding of how a parent’s belief influenced his or herpursuit for ASD diagnosis. Therefore, the study also seeks to address the following qualitative re-search question: how do parental factors influence their pursuit for early ASD diagnosis for theirchildren?