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  • Study: Mothers raising children with autism prone to depression, stress

    A new study by alumna Laurie M. Jeans, right, indicates that mothers of children with autism experience higher rates of depression and stress than mothers of typically developing children. Rosa Milagros Santos Gilbertz, a faculty member in the College of Education, was Jeans' doctoral adviser when the research was conducted.

    A new study by alumna Laurie M. Jeans, right, indicates that mothers of children with autism experience higher rates of depression and stress than mothers of typically developing children. Rosa Milagros Santos Gilbertz, a faculty member in the College of Education, was Jeans' doctoral adviser when the research was conducted.

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  • To reach Laurie M. Jeans, call 563-333-6081; email jeanslauriem@sau.edu. Rosa Milagros Santos Gilbertz: 217-244-3558; rsantos@illinois.edu. The paper, “Examining ECLS-B: Maternal Stress and Depressive Symptoms When Raising Children With ASD,” was published in the journal Topics in Early Childhood Special Education and is available online.