Living in a world of our own: the experience of parents who have a child with autism.

  title={Living in a world of our own: the experience of parents who have a child with autism.},
  author={Roberta Lynn Woodgate and Christine A Ateah and Loretta Secco},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  volume={18 8},
In this article, we discuss findings of a hermeneutic phenomenological study that sought to describe the experiences of parents who have a child with autism. Qualitative interviews were conducted with parents from 16 families of children with autism residing in a western Canadian province. "Living in a world of our own" emerged as the essence of the parents' experiences. In "living in a world of our own," parents described a world of isolation. Three themes representing the essential… CONTINUE READING
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