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dc.contributor.authorWeiss, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorWingsiong, Aranda
dc.contributor.authorLunsky, Yona
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-16T15:03:57Z
dc.date.available2014-10-16T15:03:57Z
dc.date.issued2014-11
dc.identifier.citationWeiss, J. A., Wingsiong, A., & Lunsky, Y. (2014). Defining crisis in families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 18(8), 985-995.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/27973
dc.descriptionDOI: 10.1177/1362361313508024en_US
dc.description.abstractParents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder often report higher levels of depression, anxiety, and mental health–related issues. The combination of stressors and family adjustment difficulties can cause distress which may develop into a crisis. Understanding crisis in the family is important to mental health practice since it can serve as a guide in delivering service to at-risk families. This study investigated the subjective experience of crisis in 155 mothers of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Thematic analysis revealed that crisis is characterized by factors influencing four major areas: demands, internal capabilities, external resources, and subjective appraisal. Understanding what crisis means to families of individuals with autism spectrum disorder can help inform effective preventative and crisis services.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipChair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research (Canadian Institute for Health Research, NeuroDevNet, Sinneave Family Foundation, CASDA, Autism Speaks Canada, and Health Canada), the Spectrum of Hope Autism Foundation, and Ontario Mental Health Foundation
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada*
dc.subjectAutism Spectrum Disorderen_US
dc.subjectcrisisen_US
dc.subjectfamilyen_US
dc.subjectqualitative studyen_US
dc.titleDefining crisis in families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.journalhttp://aut.sagepub.com/en_US
dc.rights.publisherhttp://www.sagepub.com/home.naven_US
dc.rights.articlehttp://aut.sagepub.com/content/18/8/985


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