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?
The hardest part of having autism is the anxiety, a woman with autism said. Anxiety is separate from autism, but it is not surprising that she sees the two disorders as being linked. An extraordinary number of people with autism also have anxiety. Must they endure it in silence?
Research on the subject may be limited, but children and adults with autism do not need to suffer silently with an anxiety disorder. Learn about anxiety treatments – medications and cognitive behavior therapy – for people on the spectrum with anxiety.
An extraordinary number of children and adults with autism also struggle with anxiety. How do you diagnose an anxiety disorder in someone on the spectrum? And what can be done to help?
Children and teens with autism are more likely to be admitted to a hospital for mental health care than their classmates. Researchers wanted to know why.
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?
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?