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Table 8 Experience of advocating on behalf of their child

From: A comparative study of autistic and non-autistic women’s experience of motherhood

 AutismNon-autisticp value
I communicate well with professionals about my child
N3541310.0001
 Agree249 (70%)125 (95%) 
 Disagree105 (30%)6 (5%) 
I often end up in conflict with professionals about my child
N3531310.009
 Agree159 (45%)41 (31%) 
 Disagree194 (55%)90 (69%) 
I find that professionals involved with my child often don't believe me
N3481310.0001
 Agree189 (54%)41 (31%) 
 Disagree159 (45%)90 (69%) 
I find it easy to know which details about my child and family are appropriate to share with professionals involved with my child
N3511310.0001
 Agree150 (43%)110 (84%) 
 Disagree201 (57%)21 (16%) 
I find talking to professionals about my child causes me so much anxiety that I am unable to think clearly
N3511310.0001
 Agree210 (60%)33 (25%) 
Disagree141 (40%)98 (75%) 
I find talking to professionals about my child causes me so much anxiety that I experience forms of communication difficulty
N3521320.0001
 Agree156 (44%)8 (6%) 
 Disagree196 (56%)124 (94%)