Assessing Social Support and Stress in Autism-Focused Virtual Communities: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Assessing Social Support and Stress in Autism-Focused Virtual Communities: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Amit Saha (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, USA) and Nitin Agarwal (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: May, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 131|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4020-5
ISBN13: 9781522540205|ISBN10: 1522540202|EISBN13: 9781522540212
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Description

With the high prevalence of autism spectrum disorders among the younger generation, there is a shortage of adequate resources to deliver care for these individuals. Therefore, social media and online forums help create a sense of community and a sense of social network, where members provide support for each other.

Assessing Social Support and Stress in Autism-Focused Virtual Communities: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical reference volume featuring the latest academic research on online communities and how using social media can provide stress relief for families and individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Including coverage among a variety of applicable viewpoints and subjects such as social media concepts, stress relief, and healthcare communities, this book is ideally designed for academics and practitioners as well as healthcare professionals, researchers, students, academics, and practitioners looking for innovative research on autism spectrum disorders.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Blogs
  • Healthcare Community
  • Online Communities
  • Online Forums
  • Social Media
  • Social Support Concepts
  • Stress Assessment
  • Stress Relief
  • Web 2.0

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