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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 4/2020

09-01-2020 | Original Paper

The Types and Functions of Social Supports Used by Parents Caring for a Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Daniel Shepherd, Sonja Goedeke, Jason Landon, Jake Meads

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 4/2020

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Abstract

The challenges faced by parents caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can amplify parenting stress, though the impacts of these challenges can be alleviated by social supports. A sample of 674 parent volunteers completed a survey probing the types of social supports currently being used, what function (i.e., tangible, emotional, financial, informational) they judged them to perform, and how each of the utilised supports reduced parenting stress and was considered helpful. Results indicated that informal social supports and social media were perceived as more helpful than formal supports, which were typically perceived in a neutral manner by parents. Overall, the study indicates that addressing the support needs of parents of a child with ASD remains a priority.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Types and Functions of Social Supports Used by Parents Caring for a Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Daniel Shepherd
Sonja Goedeke
Jason Landon
Jake Meads
Publicatiedatum
09-01-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 4/2020
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04359-5

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