Family support of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during COVID-19 Pandemic

Saad ATHBAH

Abstract


This study investigated the level of family support for children with autism spectrum disorder from the parents' point of view and the statistically significant differences between fathers' responses about family support attributed to the child's sex, the parents' education level and the families' economic level. The study adopted the quantitative approach and used a questionnaire applied to a sample of (156) parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. The results of the study showed that family support for children with autism spectrum disorder was high. The results also showed that there were no statistically significant differences between the responses of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder about family support attributed to the child's sex, parents' education level and families' economic level. The study recommends the need to provide parents of children with autism spectrum disorder with the necessary information about this disease so that they can deal with their children in light of the Corona pandemic

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