B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)
Department of Special and Early Education
This thesis project sought to study the impact of autism upon, as well as the subsequent needs of, families of young child en with autis+H83m for the purpose of examining how to best provide educational sciences to these families. In order to accomplish this aim, the student researcher analyzed current literature and research studies related to the topic and observed several upport group meetings for parents of young children with autism. This study found that a number of essential concerns and factors commonly apply to the service of families of young children with autism and that a "family-centered" approach is most effe tive for educators to adopt. Such a project is warranted given the growing population of early childhood educators, families, and children affected by autism spectrum disorders.
Williams, Samantha M., "Exploring the needs of families of young children with autism" (2010). Honors Capstones. 523.
Northern Illinois University
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