Parent and Family Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review and Proposed Model for Intervention Evaluation

@article{Karst2012ParentAF,
  title={Parent and Family Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review and Proposed Model for Intervention Evaluation},
  author={Jeffrey S. Karst and Amy Vaughan Van Hecke},
  journal={Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={247-277}
}
  • J. Karst, A. V. Hecke
  • Published 7 August 2012
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be an overwhelming experience for parents and families. The pervasive and severe deficits often present in children with ASD are associated with a plethora of difficulties in caregivers, including decreased parenting efficacy, increased parenting stress, and an increase in mental and physical health problems compared with parents of both typically developing children and children with other developmental disorders. In addition to… 
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