Proceedings of 13th Asian Business Research Conference

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Proceedings of 13th Asian Business Research Conference
26 - 27 December, 2015, BIAM Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISBN: 978-1-922069-93-1
Dealing with Autistic Children: A Qualitative Inquest into
Parents’ Perspectives
Nadia Jahan Chowdhury, Fatema Ahmed, Sanjib Mazumder and Md. Shifat
Uddin Thakur
Autism, as yet, is not-so-common a phenomenon affecting the children born and raised
in Bangladesh. However, those diagnosed with this malady not only have a stunted
growth in their mental faculties, their presence in a family often has a debilitating impact
on the normal lifestyles of their parents. This qualitative research is an attempt to portray
their feelings and experiences; for this purpose, a total of eight respondents had
participated through interviews, each lasting, on average, about forty minutes. The
findings shed light on the agonies of such parents, who remain preoccupied by looking
after their autistic children. The paper concludes with a few recommendations vis-à-vis
the responsibility of the society in nurturing these children. A few areas of future research
works is also suggested in this regard.
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Nadia Jahan Chowdhury, Fatema Ahmed, Sanjib Mazumder, Md. Shifat Uddin Thakur, School of Business,
University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
Supervisor: Asso. Prof. Dr. Mahbuhul Haque, School of Business, University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Dhaka1215, Bangladesh, Email: [email protected]
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