evidence for the effects of balance
We asked healthcare providers to fill out surveys before they began BALANCE, after they finished BALANCE, and three months later.
On a survey of how comfortable healthcare providers were caring for kids with ASD, we saw improvements from before to after BALANCE. These improvements were maintained three months later.
On a survey of the healthcare providers' delivery of PACE-consistent care, staff also reported using more ASD-specific strategies three months after BALANCE.
To get the family perspective on what changed, we also interviewed 25 families who received surgical care at the IWK before and after BALANCE.
Here are some representative quotes of what families had to say after BALANCE...