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AUTISM THERAPY their family lifestyle, creating a weekly routine that schedules “spouse-time” or “alone time” while meet- ing their children’s needs, or searching for local pa- rental support groups, occupational therapists can help parents find balance in their lives. Also, they can teach parents how to explain their children’s diagno- ses to family/friends or help them understand their children’s specific sensory needs. Through this team- work with an occupational therapist, parents can learn how to “piece the puzzle” back together. Ask your child’s occupational therapist or seek the help of an occupational therapist for advice on pa- rental coping mechanisms and individualized stress management strategies. References: Altiere, M. J., & von Kluge, S. (2009). Family func- tioning and coping behaviors in parents of chil- dren with autism. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18(1), 83-92. http://dx.doi.org.resource. adu.edu/10.1007/s10826-008-9209-y Bitsika, V., Sharpley, C. F., & Bell, R. (2013). The buff- ering effect of resilience upon stress, anxiety and depression in parents of a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 25(5), 533-543. doi:10.1007/ s10882-013-9333-5 Conner, C. M., & White, S. W. (2014). Stress in moth- ers of children with autism: Trait mindfulness as a protective factor. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8(6), 617-624. http://dx.doi.org.re- source.adu.edu/10.1016/j.rasd.2014.02.001 Kuhaneck, H. M., Madonna, S., Novak, A., & Pear- son, E. (2015). Effectiveness of interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder and their parents: A systematic review of family out- comes. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(5), 6905180040 p1-6905180040p14. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot. 2015.017855 Lee, G. K., Lopata, C., Volker, M. A., Thomeer, M. L., Toomey, J. A., Rodgers, J. D., . . . McDonald, C. A. (2012). Stress, resiliency factors, quality of life among caregivers of children with high func- tioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASDs). The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counsel- ling, 18(1), 25-36. http://dx.doi.org.resource.adu. edu/10.1017/jrc.2012.5 McStay, R. L., Dissanayake, C., Scheeren, A., & Koot, H. M. (2014). Parenting stress and autism: The role of age, autism severity, quality of life and problem behaviour of children and ado- lescents with autism. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 18(5), 502-510. doi:10.1177/1362361313485163 Rivard, M., Terroux, A., Parent-boursier, C., & Mer- cier, C. (2014). Determinants of stress in parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(7), 1609-1620. http://dx.doi.org.resource.adu. edu/10.1007/s10803-013-2028-z Silva, L. M. T., & Schalock, M. (2012). Autism Par- enting Stress Index (APSI). Measurement Instru- ment Database for the Social Science. Retrieved from www.midss.ie Frye, L. (2015). Autism spectrum disorder: Nurs- ing Implications. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 1-11. http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.10.012 Harper, A., Dyches, T. T., Harper, J., Roper, S. O., & South, M. (2013). Respite care, marital quali- ty, and stress in parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Devel- opmental Disorders, 43(11), 2604-2616. http://dx- .doi.org.resource.adu.edu/10.1007/s10803-013- 1812-0 Hayes, S. A., & Watson, S. L. (2013). The impact of parenting stress: A meta-analysis of s GVFW06&rFRWW&V6Rb&VFr7G&W70&VG2b6G&VvFBvFWBWF6Ч7V7G'VF6&FW"W&bWF6BFRЧfVVFF6&FW'2C22c#cC"GGGТF&r&W6W&6RGRVGRr32"УcBאV֖ǒ7V6W"B&V&&P&VBw&GVFW2bFR7FW"b2Ц7WFFW&&w&BBЧfVF7BVfW'6GbVF66V6W2&Ff&FF27V&֗76v0'BbFV"67FR&V7BVFW FRF&V7FbFV"VfW'6GGfЧ6"vV6ƖE"*&F&VBV֖ǒfR76f"v&pvF6G&VBFV"f֖ƖW3V֖ǒ2&V6VFǐ66WFVB6FBVFG&2FW&6Ɩ2'&FVFdB&V26FVrFv&@WGFVBVFG&26Ɩ26f&Bd*WF6&VFrvR77VRsBC