Autism and the Family in Urban India: Looking Back, Looking by Shubhangi Vaidya

By Shubhangi Vaidya

The publication explores the lived truth of parenting and taking good care of youngsters with autism in modern city India. it's in accordance with a qualitative, ethnographic learn of households of kids with autism as they negotiate the difficult terrain of making a choice on their baby s incapacity, acquiring a prognosis, having access to applicable providers and their on-going efforts to return to phrases with and make feel in their baby s certain subjectivity and mode of being. It examines the gendered dimensions of coping and care-giving and the differential responses of parents, siblings and grandparents and the community to this advanced and sometimes super difficult condition. 
The publication tackles head at the sombre query, what is going to ensue to the kid after the fogeys are long gone ? It additionally severely examines the function of the kingdom, civil society and felony and institutional frameworks in position in India and undertakes a case research of motion for Autism ; a Delhi-based NGO manage via mom and dad of youngsters with autism.  This publication additionally attracts upon the writer s personal engagement together with her baby’ s incapacity and therefore lends an authenticity born out of lived adventure and in-depth realizing. it's a helpful addition to the literature within the sociology of the relatives and incapacity studies. 

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