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ERIC Number: ED522296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 133
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-0977-4
Coping with Autism: The Parental Journey of Adjustment
Agnello, Barbara A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that has attracted extensive media attention for its drastic increase in diagnosis over the past several years. Increased media attention creates some barriers to parents' obtaining accurate, realistic, and objective information about diagnosis, efficacy of interventions, and potential outcomes. Parenting a child with autism is a complex and demanding journey. The qualitative study followed a grounded theory design to address adjustment to autism directly from the perspective of the parents. This study generates a theory that conceptualizes the reactions and actions parents experience during adjustment. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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