Vicarious futurity in autism and childhood dementia.

@article{Wong2007VicariousFI,
  title={Vicarious futurity in autism and childhood dementia.},
  author={Michelle G Wong and Sandra A Heriot},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 10},
  pages={1833-41}
}
Vicarious futurity is the hope and despair that a person has for another's future. This study examined the vicarious futurity of parents of children with autism and childhood dementia. Participants were 22 parents of children with autism and 7 parents of children with childhood dementia. Variability in levels of vicarious hope and vicarious despair was found highlighting the complexity of vicarious futurity. Results indicated that levels of vicarious hope and vicarious despair and the… CONTINUE READING