Autism Spectrum Disorder is of growing concern for many struggling families. According to a 2007 report by the U.S. Department of Education, the number of children aged 6 to 21 years old who were diagnosed with autism and were receiving services increased from 29,100 in 1995 to 224,600 in 2006. Once children are given a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, an influx of therapies and treatments are provided to the child. However, the secondary experiences of family members of these children diagnosed are often forgotten. The following curriculum explores the experience for parents and family members after a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder has entered their lives. The connection between this diagnosis and the immediate impact on the daily lives of these families is impressive. The following curriculum provides supportive education to families affected by autism regarding the experience of grief and loss, and the following reinvention of a new life path.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Adult education, Special education, Psychology|
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