Foster parents' perspectives on foster children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the child welfare system and how they impact the lives of the foster parents
Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
The purpose of this study was to examine how foster parents contributed to the wellness and permanency of an autistic foster child and to know if foster caregivers were adequately equipped to care for a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Foster parents of children with ASD were interviewed to gather their opinions and perceptions about whether their autistic foster children were receiving adequate services and if these services increased the child's safety and quality of life. The study used a qualitative design, with in-depth face-to-face and telephone interviews with nine foster parents of children diagnosed with ASD in child welfarte agencies in San Bernardino and Riverside County.
Alozie, Uchechukwu Adaure, "Foster parents' perspectives on foster children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the child welfare system and how they impact the lives of the foster parents" (2011). Theses Digitization Project. 3597.