A decade ago, Sarah Mire got to know families affected by autism when she worked for a research project. Seeing the hardships they experienced, and also their resilience, inspired her current research into stress and coping among such parents. She wondered, can schools and service providers do more to help?
What was it like raising a child with autism, before most people – teachers and doctors included – really knew what it was? The first in a series about the lives of adults with autism born before 1985.
Parents of children with autism are under tremendous stress. What does that do to their marriage?
Most parents experience stress, but for those raising children with autism, everyday life often brings Stress with a capital S, from managing behavior and therapies to school problems. More than a few studies report that parents of children with autism experience more stress than other parents do. What can families do to cope?
Many studies have focused on the "bad news" of parenting a child with autism, such as higher rates of stress and depression. Drawing on her own parenting experience, however, one researcher wanted to know if there is a silver lining to raising a child with autism?