An Ethnographic Study on Religion, Spirituality, and Maternal Influence on Sibling Relationships in a Muslim Family with a Child with Autism

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Brinda Jegatheesan
Klaus Witz


Autism, Sibling Relationships, Religion Beliefs and Practice


This ethnographic study examined maternal influence on sibling relationships when one child has autism. The mother’s and typically developing son’s understanding of having a family member with autism was shaped by and imbued in their religion. The family’s religion and daily practices helped support the child with autism. 

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