Parental perspectives on the care of children with autism
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Parental perspectives on the care of children with autism

Caroline Estrella Nursing student, University of Nottingham

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.e1446

Correspondence

nxyfcjd@nottingham.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 05 March 2013

Accepted: 11 September 2013

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