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(p. 15) Assessment and Coping Strategies 

(p. 15) Assessment and Coping Strategies
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(p. 15) Assessment and Coping Strategies
Author(s):

June Groden

, M. Grace Baron

, and Gerald Groden

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195182262.003.0002
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date: 30 November 2020

This chapter addresses the characteristics of autism that make this population especially vulnerable to stress; assessment procedures to measure responses to stressors; and clinical, educational, and home/community-based strategies for stress reduction. Special emphasis is given to the role and value of self-control to reduce the stress in the lives of individuals with autism and to increase the use of proactive, adaptive, coping techniques.

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