Objectives: To compare the experiences from the family of origin of mothers of children with ASD and mothers with healthy children.
Methods: In our study a Family of Origin Scale (FOS) by Hovestadt et al. was used. This scale consists of 10 constructs: clarity of expression, responsibility, respect for others, openness to others, acceptance of separation/loss, range of feelings, mood and tone, conflict resolution, empathy, trust. It was a pilot study. The examined group consisted of 9 mothers of children with ASD, the control group - 7 mothers of healthy children.
Results: Both group differed in a statistically significant way as for the construct called responsibility.
Conclusions: Our research was a pilot study and it requires further investigations.