To what extent does having a child with autism affect the experiences of other children in their families?

Westrip, Nancy (2011) To what extent does having a child with autism affect the experiences of other children in their families? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Autism is a learning disability which influences an individual’s social interaction, social communication and social imagination. Since first being discovered in 1943, autism has affected the lives of not only the individual with the diagnosis, but their families, too. In 2010, over half a million people were diagnosed with autism in the UK, which equates to every 1 person out of 100 being autistic (The National Autistic Society, 2010). If you also consider the families of these individuals, autism affects over 2 million people in the UK alone.

    Autism can be difficult to comprehend due to the many traits and characteristics associated with the condition. This literature review intends to explore autism as a medical condition, which will then allow the author to explore the extent in which having a child with autism affects the experiences of other children in the family.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 09:00
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4189

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