The Study of Parent Attitude to the Developmental Features of Children with Autism



According to the survey of 629 families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), it was revealed that the estimation of the significance of symptoms occurring in ASD by parents does not partially coincide with those adopted in modern official classifiers (ICD-11; DSM-V). Parents attach more importance than professionals to speech disorders (especially the difficulties of expressive speech) and significantly underestimate the problems associated with intelligence). The role of comorbid disorders also underestimates the role of intellectual impairment, depressive and epileptiform symptomatology and mistakenly gives a significant place to mental development delays. It is shown that the coordination of the system of inter-relations of parents and professionals can reached by the similarity in assessments of the child status. The results will be used in determining the directions, methods and forms of working with families of children with ASD.

General Information

Keywords: autism spectrum disorders (ASD), parents of children with autism, attitude towards your children with autism, symptoms of ASD, comorbid disturbances in ASD

Journal rubric: Research & Diagnosis of ASD

Article type: scientific article


Received: 15.11.2021


For citation: Morozov S.A., Morozova S.S., Morozova T.I. The Study of Parent Attitude to the Developmental Features of Children with Autism. Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021. Vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 32–39. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2021190404. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sergey A. Morozov, PhD in Biology, Leading scientific worker of the Centre for Socialization and Personalization of Children Education, Federal Institute of Education Development of Presidential Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Svetlana S. Morozova, methodologist, The Regional Community Charity Organization «Society for Autistic Children Care “Dobro”», Presidential Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA);, Presidential Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Tatiana I. Morozova, Special Teacher, Regional Public Charity Organization “The Society for Autistic Children Care “Dobro”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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