"I have lived an autism experience. Autism is an interesting disease": The life story of a young man with Autism

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Gulec-Aslan Y., Ozbey F., Yassibas U.

International Education Studies, vol.6, no.1, pp.74-84, 2013 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5539/ies.v6n1p74
  • Journal Name: International Education Studies
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-84
  • Keywords: Autism spectrum disorders, Narrative research, Qualitative methodology
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


The purpose of the study is to describe the life experiences of a young man who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through a narrative research. In other words, our research aim is to investigate the nature of life and especially the social and school experiences of individual affected by this syndrome. Data were collected via interviews, meetings, researcher reflections and documents. Inductive approach was used for data analysis. The findings were interpreted and presented into themes. The results were discussed in terms of implications for future research and interventions.