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BACKGROUND: The experiences of older parents of adults with Asperger syndrome have not been explored in the research literature.

METHOD: Four families who had middle-aged offspring with Asperger syndrome were interviewed (3 mothers and 1 couple), and the interviews were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA).

RESULTS: Six themes emerged from the analysis: (a) providers of "hidden" support, (b) role of advocate, (c) social isolation, (d) intrafamilial relationships, (e) support for parents, and (f) future concerns.

CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study offer insight into the experience of parents of adult sons with Asperger syndrome. Implications for future support interventions and research are suggested.


Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)237-47
Nifer y tudalennau11
CyfnodolynJournal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Rhif y cyfnodolyn3
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - Medi 2012
Gweld graff cysylltiadau