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Table 5 Perception and attitude of parents

From: The sociodemographic and clinical profile of children with an autism spectrum disorder in the oriental region of Morocco

Perception and attitude n% (N)
Parents’ attitudes towards ASD  
 Accepting diagnosis 83.7 (108)
 Deny the disease 16.3 (21)
 Involved in the care 73.6 (95)
 Refusing to undergo treatment 6.2 (8)
 Prefer drug treatment 3.1 (4)
 Alternative treatments 11.6 (15)
 Moving out for healthcare 8.5 (11)
 Autism association 68.2 (88)
 Training in ABA or parental guidance 26.4 (34)
 Bibliotherapy 54.3 (70)
 Perception of ASD 24.6 (32)
 Genetic disease 60.3 (78)
 Parental negligence 23 (30)
 Curable disorder 75.4 (98)
 Positive progress 80.2 (104)
 Source of family suffering (psychological distress and family dysfunction)