ERIC Number: EJ1071332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Fathers of Children with Autism: Perceived Roles, Responsibilities, and Support Needs
Meadan, Hedda; Stoner, Julia B.; Angell, Maureen E.
Early Child Development and Care, v185 n10 p1678-1694 2015
Emphasis on families' involvement in the education of children with disabilities is evident in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and in published best practices. However, most of the research related to families of children with disabilities has focused on mothers' experiences, involvement, and needs. There is limited information about the experiences and roles of fathers of children with disabilities. In this study, seven fathers of children with autism spectrum disorder were interviewed about their perceived roles, responsibilities, and support needs. The findings and the implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Fathers, Autism, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent Participation, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires, Coding, Barriers, Knowledge Level, Social Support Groups, Advocacy
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