Advances in Developmental and Educational Psychology (ISSN:2591-7870)   is an open access, continuously published, international, refereed  journal in the field of educational psychology and developmental psychology, publishing significant empirical contributions as well as scholarly reviews and theoretical or methodological articles includes psychology theory, assessment, education, treatment and application, relevant to psychological research and practice, as broadly defined.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
• Psychology of teaching
• Social psychology of schools
• Motor, perceptual, cognitive, social and emotional development in infancy
• Social, emotional and personality development in childhood, adolescence and adulthood
• Cognitive and socio-cognitive development in childhood, adolescence and adulthood
• Developmental disorders, learning difficulties/disabilities and sensory impairments
• etc.

Vol 4 No 1 (2022)

Published: 2022-01-10

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Page 130-142

Parents' perceptions of autism and their challenges in China

blankpage Wangqian Fu, Yawen Xiao, Cui Yin, Ran Xu

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social communication deficits and restricted or repetitive behaviors. Parents play a significant role in research, clinical practice and policy development on autism. Parents' perceptions of autism can affect not only their own well-being, but also their children's development. Nevertheless, few studies have examined the parents’ perception of autism in Chinese context. The parents’ perception of autism questionnaire was applied to collect information from 171 families of children with ASD, mainly to investigate the knowledge of autistic children and the difficulties the family facing. The following conclusions were drawn from this study: (1) Mother as the primary caregiver for children with ASD; (2) Parents’ perception of ASD were various parents of autistic children have a good understanding of the symptoms, causes, age of onset and interventions, and their expectations of the prognosis and the future life of their autistic children are high; (3) The difficulties that faced by the parents are mainly composed of low social acceptance, family pressure and concerns about the effectiveness of interventions for their children. In consideration of the future development of children with autism and the mental health development of their parents, it is particularly crucial to support their parents with multifaceted support.

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Dr. Cristiano Inguglia  ISSN: 2591-7870
 Abbreviation: Adv Dev Educ Psychol
 Editor-in-Chief: Dr.  Cristiano Inguglia(Italy)
 Publishing Frequency: Continuous publication
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 Publishing Model: Open Access