Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Experience of Sleep: Families of Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Seton Hall University Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus, Nutley, NJ, USA
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • 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 / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Experience of Sleep: Families of Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505094. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1208
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505094. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1208
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Sleep is a vital occupation supporting health and well-being for all persons across the life span. This study examined the experience of sleep for families of young adult children with ASD through a qualitative phenomenological approach. Results revealed that family life revolves around the needs of the young adult child with autism. While the pervasive influence of autism on everyday family life has been established, this study was the first to unveil persistence during the occupation of sleep.

Primary Author and Speaker: Nicole Halliwell

Additional Authors and Speakers: Beth DeGrace

Contributing Authors: Mara Podvey, Lorraine Sylvester, Julie Smith, Katelyn Harris