ERIC Number: ED244454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Autism: A Family-Ecological Systems Perspective.
Haefele, William F.; Henggeler, Scott W.
The paper reviews literature on the family-ecological perspective regarding autism and examines the bidirectional influences among child, family, professional, and school. It is noted that, in contradiction of psychogenic theories of autism, research suggests that parents of autistic children are not more pathological than parents of otherwise handicapped children. The effects of marital and sibling subsystems are considered, and lack of research on the topic is noted. It is asserted that medical professionals and educators can interact with parents and family members in ways that either reduce stress and help ameliorate a difficult situation or exacerbate existing difficulties. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Meeting Their Needs: Provision of Services to the Severely Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic. p62-75. Conference Proceedings (Memphis, TN, April 27-28, 1983). (EC 162 463).