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dc.contributor.author Baratian, Mona
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-13T16:54:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/195989
dc.description.abstract Understanding the experiences of parents raising a child with a disability is vital for the development of effective and meaningful support services. With the use of Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory (1979), a transcendental phenomenological inquiry was conducted with 11 parents who had young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Findings from a brief demographic survey and in-depth interview reflected the families’ experiences in raising their young children with ASD spanning four categories: the impact of ASD on parents, exclusion of families in service delivery, inaccessible social and governmental support, and societal knowledge and perception of disability. The findings emphasized the need for accessible government and social supports for all families raising children with ASD and that the services be family-centered. Further, media plays an important role in changing perceptions, countering stigma, and raising public awareness about ASD. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 122 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher San Francisco State University en_US
dc.rights Copyright by Mona Baratian, 2017 en_US
dc.source AS36 2017 SPED .B37
dc.title Parent/caregiver experiences of raising a young child with autism spectrum disorder en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.embargoterms forever en_US
dc.date.embargountil 10000-01-01
dc.contributor.department Special Education en_US


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