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Experience of Parents and Specialized Daily Centers in Satisfying the Specific Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Svetlana Georgieva, Gergana Angelova-Popova, Radoslava Dimitrova

Abstract

Autism and autistic disorders are a heterogeneous group of disorders of the neuropsychological development which are of complex genetic etiology. They are characterized to a different extent by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication and behaviour problems. Recently, the incidence of autism as well as the interest in it increases and the establishment of more centres to work with these children testifies to that. An inquiry investigation among the relatives and parents of children with autistic disorders concerning their awareness about autism status, opportunities to meet the specific needs of their children and support of their development and social interaction as well as concerning the effectiveness of the applied treatments, programs, and interventions in ‘Faith, Hope and Love` Daily Care Centre of Bourgas for working with the children with autism was carried out.

Keywords

autism; children with autistic disorder; parents; specialized daily centre; inquiry

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/vmf.v2i1.1087

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