“I Have Lived an Autism Experience. Autism is an Interesting Disease”: The Life Story of a Young Man with Autism

Yesim Gulec-Aslan, Fidan Ozbey, Ugur Yassibas


The purpose of the study is to describe the life experiences of a young man who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through a narrative research. In other words, our research aim is to investigate the nature of life and especially the social and school experiences of individual affected by this syndrome.Data were collected via interviews, meetings, researcher reflections and documents. Inductive approach was used for data analysis. The findings were interpreted and presented into themes. The results were discussed in terms of implications for future research and interventions.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ies.v6n1p74

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