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ERIC Number: EJ1109778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Social Living Complex: A New, All Day, Yearlong Intervention Model for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Parents
Doenyas, Ceymi
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n9 p3037-3053 Sep 2016
We propose an unprecedented intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents: the social living complex. Unlike existing social skills interventions, peer-mediated interventions here are not limited to the school/experiment duration and setting. Whereas other supported living services house adults with ASD only, here children with ASD and their families live and interact with typically developing (TD) individuals. Another novelty is support groups for parents of children with ASD, who report feeling higher levels of stress than parents of TD children and children with other disabilities, feeling isolated, and not receiving social support. This complex will enable the practice and generalization of schooled skills in the lives of children with ASD and foster an accepting, autism-friendly community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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