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Insights from Behavioral Economics: A Case of Delayed Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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We present the case of a child of color diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 67 months of age. Drawing from behavioral economics, we used this case to explore errors in decision-making by clinicians and family members and structural factors that may have delayed ASD diagnosis well beyond the national average.


Wallis KE, Buttenheim AM, Mandell DS