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‘Well the Future, that is Difficult’: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Analysis Exploring the Maternal Experience of Parenting a Young Adult with a Developmental Disability

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The predominant focus of extant literature exploring maternal experience of developmental disability has been stress, adaptation, efficacy of interventions and the burden of care. Most studies involve mothers of children, with scant attention given to what life is like later. This study qualitatively explores the experience of mothers of young adults (aged 19–28).
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Keywords: developmental disabilities; interpretative phenomenological analysis; mothers; young adults

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2015

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