Current Situation of Staff Providing Social Work Services to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Vietnam
Autism spectrum disorder is a common syndrome in many countries around the world. According to the General Statistics Office (2018), Vietnam has about one million autistic people (out of a total of 6.2 million people with disabilities aged two years and over). The estimated prevalence of children with autism spectrum disorder is 1% of all newborns. To meet the need for assisting families and children with an autistic spectrum disorder, social work services have been established. However, these services are in the process of being built and are affected by many different factors. The following article presents research results on the status of social work service providers for families and children with an autism spectrum disorder in Vietnam. Service providers are important players in the service supply chain for any group of customers. They will contribute decisively to the quality and efficiency of service. The staff relies on their capabilities to create quality services suitable for each customer group. The study's results provide important suggestions for improving the quality of human resources in implementing social work service models for families and children with autism spectrum disorder.