A new study from the READi Lab was published this week in the journal, Autism Research! Led by graduate student Trent DesChamps, the study examined levels of parenting-related stress among parents of young children who expressed ASD concerns but had not received a formal evaluation. Trent and the team found that parents of children with ASD concerns experience higher amounts of parenting stress on average compared to parents of children with other types of developmental concerns and parents of children with no developmental concerns. These findings suggest that families of children with ASD concerns experience unique stressors, even compared to parents with other types of developmental concerns, and highlight the need to better support them and their children during the period of time prior to the diagnostic evaluation. To check out the article, click here!