The influence of political, cultural and religious aspects on the perception of autism in children by parents from Southeast Asian countries



The article includes a literature review of scientific papers devoted to the study of political, cultural and religious aspects that influence the psychological state of parents raising children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and published in Southeast Asian countries (India, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea). The author provides statistical data on the spread of ASD among the child population of these countries; highlights the stages of adoption of a “special” child by parents; presents the features of their emotional and personal sphere; examples of compensatory resources used by parents and existing programs for providing them with psychological assistance are given.

General Information

Keywords: autism, family, parents, stages of acceptance, cultural and religious aspects, compensatory resources, Southeast Asia

Journal rubric: Medical Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Kukanov A.A. The influence of political, cultural and religious aspects on the perception of autism in children by parents from Southeast Asian countries [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2022. Vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 116–123. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2022110111. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Andrey A. Kukanov, PhD in Psychology, Medical psychologist, Scientific-practical Children's and Adolescents Mental Health Center n.a. G. Sukhareva, Moscow Department of Health Care, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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