The autism diagnostic experiences of French parents.

@article{Chamak2011TheAD,
  title={The autism diagnostic experiences of French parents.},
  author={Brigitte Chamak and B{\'e}atrice Bonniau and Lila Oudaya and Alain Ehrenberg},
  journal={Autism : the international journal of research and practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={
          83-97
        }
}
This survey focused on French parents' views of the diagnostic process relating to their child with autism. Data were collected on the age at diagnosis, the time taken to obtain a diagnosis and the difficulties encountered. Questionnaires filled in by the parents (n = 248) and in-depth interviews (n = 43) were analyzed in order to obtain quantitative and qualitative results. The ages of the children ranged from 4 to 45. This approach enabled us to compare the practices of professionals now and… CONTINUE READING
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