Parents perceptions of museum participation: A comparison between parents of children with and without autism spectrum disorders

Date
2016
Authors
Antonetti, Ana
Fletcher, Tina
Journal Title
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Publisher
Inclusion
Abstract

This study aims to add to the body of knowledge on the experiences of families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with the goal of promoting increased participation in community activities. Five factors associated with participation in activities at an art museum were explored, comparing families of children with and without ASD. These factors included both children's frequency of participation and parents' perceptions of the importance of community activities. The differences between groups were statistically significant. Parents of children without ASD reported their children's frequency of participation in museum activities was three times more than parents of children with ASD. Parents of children with ASD reported experiencing three times as many negative emotions associated with museum activities than parents of children without ASD.

Description
Article originally published in Inclusion, 4(2), 109–119. English. Published Online 2016. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-4.2.109
Keywords
Museums, Cultural values, Autism spectrum disorders, Community activities, Parent perceptions
Citation
This is the abstract for an article that is available at https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-4.2.109. Recommended citation: Antonetti, A., & Fletcher, T. (2016). Parent perceptions of museum participation: A comparison between parents of children with and without autism spectrum disorders. Inclusion, 4(2), 109–119. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.