Caroline Estrella describes a model of support she has devised for the families of young people newly diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder
The author of this article, a nursing student, proposes a model of support for families in which children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition. The proposed six-stage model, which is based on the author’s personal experience as the mother of two sons who have autism, is designed to help parents move from the sense of bewilderment that often follows a diagnosis of autism to a sense of empowerment, thereby increasing the chances of normal life for their children.
Learning Disability Practice. 16, 9, 24-28. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.11.16.9.24.e1446Correspondence
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Received: 05 March 2013
Accepted: 11 September 2013
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