A Study on the Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Parents with Children on the Autism Spectrum Disorders in Bangalore, India

  • Candida Preetham Research Scholar, School of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India
  • N Ramya Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India
  •  Mahesh Ganeshan Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Diagnosis, Treatment, Sociodemographic Status

Abstract

To study the socio-demographic characteristics of the parents who have children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) in Bangalore, Karnataka. Method: A self-prepared questionnaire was used for collecting data. The sample size n= 41 who were mothers/care givers of children with ASD (<8 years) and willing to participate in the study between period 2018 and 2020. Results: The results in this study show that majority of the children with ASD do not go to a mainstream school. Nearly half of the families who have children with ASD are living physically separated due to interventions pocketed around the city, Bangalore, in addition, it is observed that the socio-economic factors play a major role in determining the access to treatment for ASD.

Published
2022-07-01
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