Understanding the experience of parenting a child with autism

Bursnall, Samantha, Kennedy, Eilis, Senior, Rob and Violet, Jo (2009) Understanding the experience of parenting a child with autism. In: Disabilities: Insights from across fields and around the world - The context - environmental, social, and cultural considerations. Praeger Perspectives, 2 . Greenwood, Santa Barbara, pp. 81-97. ISBN 9780313346088

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In these unprecedented volumes, authors from around the world spotlight the latest knowledge on disability, including the social, legal, and political issues that come to bear on people with disability. These authors are researchers, practitioners, people with disability, and family members. Through their experiences, they share with us the nature of disability, the challenges people with disabilities face, approaches to disability around the world, and promising efforts for rehabilitation that are on the horizon. We also learn, in these volumes, about social actions that have advanced human rights for people with disabilities in countries around the world. Yet, we learn that in these same countries, discriminatory actions against people with disabilities continue to occur. The impact of different cultural beliefs about disability are explored and these beliefs are juxtaposed against legislative responses. In all three volumes, people with disabilities share their personal narratives about events they have faced in society. They provide rich examples of how culture, social interactions and legislation can impact on people.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disabilities, Parents, Family, Stress, Life Experiences
Subjects: Families > Parent Child Relations/Parenthood
Communication (incl. disorders of) > Autism
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
URI: https://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/280

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