Behavior and Attitudes of Parents with Children Diagnosed with Autism

  • Alexandra Simion
  • Susanu Neaga
Keywords: autism; family; recovery; behaviors; child; difficulties; socializing, education; integration


Autism is a developmental disorder, considered by researchers to be one of the most
widespread and serious neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood, with the most implications in all
spheres of development. The sooner the parents discover the condition and accept it as part of their new
life, the more likely the child is to recover. Each parent wants a peaceful, successful life for his child,
and the autistic child appears to be trapped in a trap of isolation, of incapacity, in which the probability
of any success is almost nil. The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder affects each family member
differently. Parents need to focus all their attention on helping the child with autism, which can be
stressful and can affect marriage, other couple’s children, work, savings, interpersonal relationships and responsibilities.