ERIC Number: EJ1065214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
The Experience of Military Families with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders during Relocation and Separation
Davis, Jennifer M.; Finke, Erinn H.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n7 p2019-2034 Jul 2015
Military families with a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are underrepresented in the literature. In order to provide appropriate services, research must be done to determine the needs of these families. A qualitative methodology was used to interview military spouses with children with ASD about their experiences with therapeutic services. Overall, results indicate military families with a child with ASD experience challenges associated with both the military lifestyle and having a child with special needs. Due to their membership in two groups prone to support limitations and therapeutic service accessibility issues, military families with a child with ASD may be at additional risk for high levels of stress and difficulty obtaining and maintaining ASD related services.
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Family (Sociological Unit), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Relocation, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Spouses, Life Style, Therapy, Anxiety, At Risk Persons
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A