INVESTIGATION AND STUDY ON THE INFLUENCING FACTORS OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN OLDER AUTISTIC FAMILIES
Journal: Advanced Management Science (AMS)
Author: Yutong Shao, Yiru Lin, JiyunLu, Manwen Shen, Yiqian Dong, Lv Ying, Haoyu Yao, Qiongni Ye, Fenghua Wang*
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Objective: It aimed to understand the living situation of older autistic children and to propose countermeasures and suggestions to improve the quality of life of older autism and family members. Methods: The questionnaire method was used to understand the living situation of older autistic families. The literature analysis method was adopted to understand the relevant research and policies of older autism in China, conduct in-depth interviews with older families with autism, record the interview content with informed consent, and transform the recording into text data for text analysis. A psychological intervention was conducted in one family for six months. Results: The risk of 10 interviews, only 1 case of older autism can take care of themselves, 10 cannot go out and emergency help; 10 families think children as the main source of psychological pressure, 7 families pointed out that adolescent emotional and behavior problems are urgent guidance. Conclusion: The joint training mode of “policy + skills training + enterprise docking” is carried out for older autistic employment which helps to improve the living status of older autism and family members.