Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia
On-line version ISSN 1982-0232
FERNANDES, Fernanda Dreux Miranda. Families with autistic children: international literature. Rev. soc. bras. fonoaudiol. [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.3, pp.427-432. ISSN 1982-0232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-80342009000300022.
This article reviewed the 39 papers published in the last five years in three journals (Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disorders and Autism) about families with autistic children. It points out to five main issues that were studied: stress and emotional disorders, support groups and quality of life, characteristics of the families, family's perspectives about the autistic child, and intervention results.
Keywords : Autistic disorder; Family; Family relations; Stress; Quality of life.