This work was supported by a grant from Shalem Fund
The corona epidemic has greatly affected the lives of people around the world, and has caused various experiences of stress and a sense of social isolation. In the present study, feelings of stress were evaluated among Arab parents of children with intellectual developmental disabilities compared to Arab parents of children without inte llectual developmental disabilities, at the age of elementary school during the Corona period. The findings show that the parents of children with intellectual disabilities experienced more parental stress, compared to parents of children without disabili ties. It also emerged that mothers tended to report higher levels of stress compared to fathers.
Key words: parental stress, deve mothers and fathers. lopmental intellectual disability, distress, the corona epidemic