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      Parents’ evaluation of services offered to autistic children

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      Advances in Autism

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      Evaluation, Programmes, Autism, Diagnosis, Supportive services

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          Purpose

          The purpose of this paper is to identify the assessment by parents of children with autism regarding the services provided by the Center for Special Care in the United Arab Emirates.

          Design/methodology/approach

          The surveyed sample included 300 families of children with autism, receiving educational and rehabilitation services, treatment and support services.

          Findings

          The results indicated significant differences in the assessment of services provided by centers due to a place of service, nature of diagnosis, child’s age at the time of study and age when first diagnosed.

          Originality/value

          Parents taking part in this study expressed an average level of satisfaction with the received services.

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          Assessing the diagnostic experiences of a small sample of parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.

          Although no Canadian studies have been conducted, studies suggest parents of children with autism experience difficulties obtaining a diagnosis for their child. Fifty-six parents of children with autism completed three questionnaires providing information on the families' demographics, parents' experiences throughout the diagnostic process, and their child's autistic symptomatology. These parents experienced significant difficulties obtaining a diagnosis for their child. Parents saw an average of 4.5 professionals, and waited almost 3 years to receive a diagnosis following their first visit to a professional regarding their child's development. The impact of autistic symptomatology on the diagnostic process is discussed.
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            A national sample of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders: special education services and parent satisfaction.

            The Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS) examines the preschool and early elementary school experiences of a nationally representative sample of 3,104 children ages 3-5 with disabilities from 2004 through 2009. This paper describes the special education and related services received by a subsample of 186 preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in 2003-2004 and parental satisfaction with those services. Past research and patterns of litigation suggest that parents of children with ASD are not wholly satisfied with the special education and related services their children receive. In the current study, the authors found many similarities between children with ASD and children with other disabilities in the type of services received under IDEA and in parent satisfaction with these services. Still, some significant differences emerged in the number of services received, the amount of time children with ASD spent in special education settings, and parent satisfaction with the amount of time children spent with typically developing peers. Implications about the importance of parent satisfaction and social validity measures are discussed.
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              Satisfaction with formal support and education for children with autism spectrum disorder: the voices of the parents.

               J O Renty,  H. Roeyers (2006)
              The aim of the present study was to identify and describe factors associated with variations in the level of parental satisfaction with formal support and education for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Flanders.
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                Author and article information

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                Journal
                AIA
                10.1108/AIA
                Advances in Autism
                AIA
                Emerald Publishing Limited
                2056-3868
                02 July 2018
                : 4
                : 3
                : 130-140
                Affiliations
                Abu Dhabi University , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
                Author notes
                Mohammad Fteiha can be contacted at: mohamed.fteiha@adu.ac.ae
                617240 AIA-04-2018-0013.pdf AIA-04-2018-0013
                10.1108/AIA-04-2018-0013
                © Emerald Publishing Limited
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                Figures: 1, Tables: 5, Equations: 0, References: 28, Pages: 11, Words: 4477
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                research-article, Research paper
                cat-HSC, Health & social care
                cat-LID, Learning & intellectual disabilities
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                Health & Social care

                Supportive services, Diagnosis, Autism, Programmes, Evaluation

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