Occupational therapy has much to offer to families of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, people outside the profession may be unaware of occupational therapy’s breadth and scope. It is our responsibility and our duty to express the full range of occupational therapy services through research, clinical practice, advocacy, and consumer education. This special issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, with its focus on autism, embarks on this endeavor by highlighting research and theoretical articles that address the various aspects of occupational therapy practice that can help to fully meet the needs of people with ASD and their families.
Kuhaneck, H. M., & Watling, R. (2015). Guest Editorial—Occupational therapy: Meeting the needs of families of people with autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6905170010. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.019562