Abstract

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

Spring 2018

Mentor

Dr. Theresa Botts

Department/Professional Affiliation

Department of Psychology

Access Options

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Department

Psychology

IRB Approval Number (if applicable)

1272

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