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Title: Parenting stress in caregivers of young children with ASD concerns prior to a formal diagnosis
Lay Summary

This study examined parenting stress across time among parents of young children with ASD concerns before receiving a diagnosis. Parents of children with ASD concerns reported consistently higher levels of parenting stress compared to parents of children with other developmental concerns and parents of children with no concerns. Also, ASD concerns predicted parenting stress in addition to other parent and child predictors of parenting stress. These findings highlight the need to better support families before an ASD diagnosis.

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Publisher / Repository:
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Autism Research
Page Range / eLocation ID:
p. 82-92
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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