Research Insights: Autistic children’s mental health affected by the quality of their parents’ romantic relationships, mental health — and vice versa

From the School of Human Ecology:

Brianna Piro-GambettiBrianna Piro-Gambetti, who received her PhD in Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) in 2023, is the lead author of a recently published study that examined how the mental health of autistic children is connected with the mental health and romantic relationship quality of their parents. She is now a research scientist at the Waisman Center, a research center on the UW–Madison campus that studies human development, developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases.

In this Q&A, Piro-Gambetti talks through the results of her research, which she conducted alongside HDFS professors Sigan Hartley and Lauren Papp and two other co-authors.

Click here to read the full story from SOHE