Effect of Autism on the Individual and Their Family, A Study Conducted Among Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Population in Kerala

Mohan, Sangeetha (2015) Effect of Autism on the Individual and Their Family, A Study Conducted Among Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Population in Kerala. In: Conference Proceedings of Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS). School of Social Sciences, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, pp. 570-580. ISBN 978-967-11473-2-0

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    Abstract

    This study explores and analyses the experience of family members of ASD individuals in Kerala .This paper examines the socio-psychological and cultural impact of ASD to the parents and siblings of ASD kids. This study was undertaken using an exploratory design and conducted 4 case studies along with in person semi – structured interviews to address the research question, apart from the collective case study research method, cross case analysis were done. This study was conducted in Trivandrum district of Kerala state India .The results emerged include 4 major things; one, all aspects of the family were affected with ASD. Second the parents of the ASD individuals are facing stress, depression and social isolation. Third there are some serious character aberrations found among the siblings. Fourth lack of support from the spouse especially husbands in the proper upbringing of the ASD child; Discussion of these research findings and the recommendations contributed to the current research and existing literature on the impact of ASD to the family.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: H Social Sciences
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS)
    Depositing User: ASM Ab Shukor Mustapa
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2017 10:03
    Last Modified: 24 Nov 2017 10:03
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/37638

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