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ERIC Number: EJ926757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Parenting a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Public Perceptions and Parental Conceptualizations
Neely-Barnes, Susan L.; Hall, Heather R.; Roberts, Ruth J.; Graff, J. Carolyn
Journal of Family Social Work, v14 n3 p208-225 2011
In the middle part of the 20th century, parents were frequently blamed for causing autism. Although this idea is no longer prevalent in professional circles, this qualitative study indicates that parents still experience blame from community members and extended family. Eleven parents of children with autism participated in two focus groups. This qualitative study examined themes of parent blame as well as parents' own conceptualizations of autism. Results indicate that parents experienced blame for their children's autism-related behavior from the public and extended family, but most parents viewed the child with autism in positive ways. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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