To determine feelings and thoughts of parents with autistic children. This qualitative study consisted of 20 parents. 'Personal Information Form’ and semi-constituted 'Guide Interview Form' with qualitative face-to-face technique were used. Thematic analysis method was used for analyses. The mean age of children was 10.80 ± 4.30 (3-16 year-olds). Expressions of parents were grouped under the following main themes: Feelings of parents when they learnt about the disease, how this condition affected the life quality of parents, problems of parents about childcare, and concerns of parents regarding the future of their children. Parents expressed their feelings upon learning about the disease: 'I felt unhappy, shocked, extremely upset and I could not accept this situation'. Their social and family life was negatively affected, and they were disturbed due to gaze of others. Needs of families and children should be met, different perspectives should be developed with a common philosophy.