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Learning to connect : a feasibility study of a mindfulness and compassion training for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder

  title={Learning to connect : a feasibility study of a mindfulness and compassion training for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder},
  author={S. Fern{\'a}ndez-Carriba and M. Gonz{\'a}lez-Garc{\'i}a and Jenna L Mendelson and Ela Jarzabek},
Background: Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face unique challenges in caregiving that threaten their ability to take optimal care of themselves and their children. Numerous studies have investigated the stress experienced by parents of children with ASD, but fewer have aimed to enable parents to better cope with the challenges involved in raising a child with ASD. While there is strong rationale for implementing second-generation mindfulness-based interventions (SG-MBIs… Expand

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