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The transport mobility situation for children with autism spectrum disorders
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Rehabilitation Medicine. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Paediatric Habilitation Community Service.
2004 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, Vol. 11, no 2, 90-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In order to investigate the transport mobility situation for children with autism spectrum disorders, questionnaires from 1,631 parents were analysed. The results showed that almost 3 out of 4 parents were worried when their child was transported by school transport or by the Special Transport System. Transports in the family vehicle caused worry among almost half of the parents. The parents' worries were justified by the fact that the children were not transported according to general safety recommendations. Moreover, it was common for the children to be transported with unfamiliar drivers, as well as with unknown passengers, which is known to be quite problematic. Transport mobility adaptation to this particular group of children with disabilities refers merely to implementation of knowledge and a specific, well-structured approach among the drivers towards the children during the ride, rather than to physical/mechanical adaptation of the vehicles.

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2004. Vol. 11, no 2, 90-100 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-23891DOI: 10.1080/11038120410020575Local ID: 3436OAI: diva2:244206
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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