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Benson, Paul R. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Employing a cohort sequential design and multilevel modeling, the effects of child and family stressors and maternal depressed mood on the self-rated health of 110 mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder were assessed over a 12-year period when children in the study were 7-19 years old. Findings indicate a significant decline in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mothers, Children
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Weitlauf, Amy S.; Vehorn, Alison C.; Taylor, Julie L.; Warren, Zachary E. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Mothers of children with autism report higher levels of depression than mothers of children with other developmental disabilities. We explored the relations between child characteristics of diagnostic severity and problem behaviors, parenting stress, relationship quality, and depressive symptoms in 70 mothers of young children with autism. We…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Child Rearing, Stress Variables, Mothers
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Warren, Zachary; Vehorn, Alison; Dohrmann, Elizabeth; Newsom, Cassandra; Taylor, Julie Lounds – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
There is limited evidence surrounding the ability of families of children with autism spectrum disorders to access and implement recommended interventions following diagnosis. The distress a family may encounter with regard to inability to access recommended services is also poorly understood. In this study, we present preliminary data regarding…
Descriptors: Mothers, Stress Variables, Evaluation, Young Children