Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Family Social Participation in Young Children With Autism: Phenomenological Analyses
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Family Social Participation in Young Children With Autism: Phenomenological Analyses
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505159. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6008
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505159. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6008
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

This phenomenological study explored and illuminated the experiences and meaning of social participation in families raising a young child with autism. Ten families were recruited and interviewed. Phenomenological analyses revealed that family experiences and meaning related to social participation included 1) divide and conquer, 2) occupation in isolation, and 3) pausing to reset engagement. Results suggest impoverished family occupation of social participation begins in early childhood.

Additional Authors and Speakers: Beth DeGrace

Primary Author and Speaker: Julie Smith