The purpose of this project was to develop a grant to provide support services for families of children diagnosed with autism. In the past 20 years, the prevalence of autism has increased dramatically. Approximately 1 in 150 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism. The research has shown that having a child with autism places increased stress on the parents and siblings in the family.
Social support has been shown to decrease the stress levels within the family and lead to overall improved family functioning. This project sought to acquire funding from a grant to implement support services to families of children diagnosed with autism. The support services proposed were: (a) parent education/support groups, (b) a sibling support group, and (c) individual and couples counseling for parents.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
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