Parenting & Caregiving

Older Dads More Likely To Have Kids With Autism, Study Finds

A large new study is adding to mounting evidence tying older fathers to an increased risk of having children with autism and other disorders.

What’s So Funny? Plenty For Parents Of Kids With Autism

With the help of some experienced comedians, parents are finding the humor in raising their kids with autism and hoping to entertain others along the way.

Does Autism Make Moms Parent Differently?

A new study suggests that moms of kids with autism address their children’s behavior differently than parents of kids without the developmental disorder.

In First, NCAA Coaches Using Basketball Court To Support Autism

Inspired by two college basketball coaches whose kids have autism, more than 80 NCAA coaches will join for a first-ever awareness day Saturday for the developmental disorder.

Prison-Trained Dog Proves Pivotal For Boy With Autism

Struggling to help their son with autism, a Colorado family turned to a convicted murderer to train a service dog and the unconventional approach is paying off.

Study Finds Autism More Challenging For Caregivers

Caregivers of kids with autism report more trouble accessing services and a greater impact on their families than do parents of children with other developmental disabilities.

Training May Help Autism Moms Reduce Stress

Training mothers of children recently diagnosed with autism to problem-solve may go a long way toward reducing stress levels among these parents, researchers say.

Autism Campaign Targets Minority Parents

Hispanic and African-American children are often diagnosed with autism at older ages. Now, a new advertising campaign aims to raise awareness in an attempt to reverse the trend.

Respite Care Has Big Impact For Autism Parents

Parents of children with autism often report high levels of stress, but new research suggests that getting a caregiving break for as little as one hour a week can really make a difference.

Previous Generations May Hold Clues To Autism

A pair of new studies suggest that a child’s odds of developing autism could be impacted by the experiences of their parents and grandparents.

Families Deeply Impacted By Autism Aggression, Study Finds

Though aggression is not typical of everyone with autism, new research suggests that it affects many with the developmental disorder and brings significant and often lifelong challenges.

Parenting Style Has Big Impact On Kids With Disabilities

The approach that parents take with their children who have developmental disabilities is directly tied to how cooperative and independent they become, new research suggests.

Play Offers Candid Look At Parenting Those With Autism

A personal take on living with a teen who has autism is front and center in a new off-Broadway play that’s garnering rave reviews.

Wandering Risk High For Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Children with autism are four times more likely to wander than their typically developing siblings, making the behavior among the most stressful for parents.

‘Real Housewives’ Star Reveals Son’s Autism

Autism seems to be everywhere these days and now the disorder is even touching television’s “Real Housewives.”

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