This article explores struggles faced by parents with children diagnosed with autism (ASD). Experiences of parents are examined through identification of stressors, maladaptive coping, and negative emotions. Current counselor education research is presented on how counselors may work to help this population, including topics in supervision, multicultural and ethical competency, and need for integrative health care. Behavioral and supportive interventions used in working with children with ASD and their families are discussed.

Author Isanely Guerrero Kurz

University of Texas at San Antonio,