ERIC Number: EJ900529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Using Family Leisure Activities to Support Families Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Lock, Robin H.; Hendricks, C. Bret; Bradley, Loretta J.; Layton, Carol A.
Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, v49 n2 p163-180 Fall 2010
Support for families of children with autism spectrum disorders continues to be important, but formal support groups may not ft every need. The authors describe Family Fun Days, a program that paired leisure activities with opportunities for support. There was an increase in the number of participants over traditional support meetings, communication, and knowledge.
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Family Environment, Autism, Leisure Time, Recreational Activities, Family Programs, Program Effectiveness, Surveys, Interviews, Interaction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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