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|Other Titles:||Growth process and self-adjustment of two middle-aged fathers with autism spectrum disorder|
National Taiwan Normal University Department of Special Education
Purpose: This study examined how individuals with mild autism spectrum disorder (ASD) developed in the years before special education was commonly provided. In particular, it explored the development of middle-aged fathers with mild autism spectrum disorder to determine their growth process and self-adjustment. Methods: Two fathers with mild autism spectrum disorder were recruited; they both had experience of working, supporting a family, and fathering adolescents with autism. Seven to eight in-depth interviews were held with the participants. The interview transcriptions were then analyzed through a method of phenomenological interpretation research to restore the phenomenon and obtain a structural description of the growth process and selfadjustment of the participants. Results/Findings: It indicated that both Wen-Kai and Wu-Lang were exposed to social interpersonal difficulties and found interpersonal relationships difficult to maintain, leading to learning difficulties, above average workplace tension and depression, and exposure to the extreme challenge situation of the family. The two participants presented different strategies for self-adjustment in both learning and family aspects, and they presented some identical and some different strategies for self-adjustment in both interpersonal aspects and that regarding coexistence with mild autism. In terms of the essential structure of his self-adjustment, Wen-Kai was found to exhibit “cognition accommodation” in certain social situations, but his cognition adjustment was insufficient for acting appropriately in subsequent situations. Wu-Lang’s behavior seemed to exhibite adjustment, but his cognition found it difficult to adjust. His actions therefore were a little bit of socially appropriate, but his point of view had a lot of disagreement about the thinking of the normal person. Conclusions/Implications: Even though both men had significant and advantageous skills, they faced with an early defeat and experience
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