Using Technological Innovations to Support Parents of Young Children with Autism

  • Susan L. HepburnEmail author
  • Elizabeth M. Griffith
Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)


In this chapter, we will explore the current research on the use of technology in parent education and support and will reflect on our clinical experiences implementing a family-focused telehealth program. We will begin broadly, providing a brief synopsis of what has been studied in various clinical populations, highlighting what we believe can be applied to families of young children with ASD. We will then emphasize the translational aspects of telehealth practice, drawing from our group’s experiences launching a videoconferencing version of a family-focused, evidence-based intervention. After outlining the implementation steps of telehealth program development, we will conclude with specific modifications to therapist/educator communication when interacting with families through a videoconferencing platform.


Parent-mediated Telehealth Technology Autism spectrum disorders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Human Development and Family StudiesCollege of Health and Human Sciences, Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA

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