PO015: The Elephant in the Room: Stage One Findings

Friday, February 21, 2014 11:30 AM–1:00 PM


For parents of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), deciding upon if, when, and how to disclose an ASD diagnosis to their child can be extremely challenging. There has been a paucity of research focusing on the experience of telling a child they have ASD and the current project aims to qualitatively analyze the common, and less common, themes that parents have experienced when disclosing a diagnosis of ASD to their child.


Amanda D. Smith, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB; Sarah Cadogan, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB; Adam McCrimmon, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB