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From Advocate to Activist? Mapping the Experiences of Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum

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Background For parents of disabled children, the role of advocate often develops to a level of frequency and complexity that other parents do not usually face. This paper considers whether this high level of advocacy translates into a form of activism on the part of mothers and if so, why this shift might occur. Materials and Methods The broader study from which the data are taken aimed to explore the experiences of living with autism. Qualitative methods were used to understand how participa...

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Journal:
JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
43-53
Publication date:
2009-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-3148
ISSN:
1360-2322
URN:
uuid:51d70374-3e95-49c4-9c63-95154907c15c
Source identifiers:
244816
Local pid:
pubs:244816
Language:
English
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