Impact of Autistic Child on Family

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Essay #: 054115
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Impact of Autistic Child on Family
Introduction
Autism affects one in every 150 children and is one of a spectrum of developmental disorders that is marked by impairment in thee domains: social interaction, communication, and limited or repetitive interests and behaviors (
Inglese
, 2009). Autism is a developmental disorder which is manifested by abnormal development in those three areas. Many factors prevent the family from adapting to and coping with a child with autism. Among the highest factors are stress and lack of social support; quality of support and parents’ beliefs about support are especially important (
Siklos
& Kerns, 2006). This paper will examine the impact of a child with autism on the family as well as the most...
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