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?
IAN will participate in a $4 million study funded by PCORI to research the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions to reduce stress.
Each year, many children with autism move or switch schools. Help IAN learn more about how this experience affects children with autism by taking part in our Changing Home And School Environment (CHASE) research study. (Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul H. Lipkin; JHM-IRB NA_00002750)
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?
Who hasn't felt the disapproving stares of others when their child with autism was acting differently? Those glares convey the shame, disappointment or rejection that societies around the globe attach to autism. What does stigma mean for people?
Watch an IAN video of psychologist Fiona Miller, Ph.D., discussing her research on the experiences of parents raising children with autism.
Autism Research Survey Results - Live
Date First Published: September 2, 2009
Date First Published: May 27, 2009
IAN Research Report #8 - April 2009: Family Stress - Part 1
Date First Published: April 9, 2009
Date Last Updated: May 29, 2009