There is an increasing prevalence of ASD diagnoses, which calls for more research on the caregivers. This study’s goal was to explore primary and secondary sources to identify themes of potential research within this topic. This study analyzed the existing literature and archival data to create seven themes: parental stress, stress-inducing ASD symptomology, ASD vs. other disorders, mothers vs. fathers, coping mechanisms of caregivers, substance use, and incarceration. A potential future research project idea is presented.
Semester/Year of Award
Dr. Theresa Botts
Department of Psychology
Open Access Thesis
IRB Approval Number (if applicable)
Wherry, Morgan, "An Exploration of the Effects of Parenting a Child Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2018). Honors Theses. 535.