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ERIC Number: EJ819609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Becoming Social: Interventions with Youth Who Have High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Blacher, Jan; Howell, Erica
Exceptional Parent, v38 n10 p56-57 Oct 2008
Many adults come up short on social skills. Some of these may be co-workers, friends, or family members who make occasional blunders. Some of these individuals may experience marked social skills deficits throughout life, as is the case with young adults who are diagnosed with High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome (HFA/AS). Following years of constantly struggling to make friends, to be understood, and to fit in to a peer group, young adults with HFA/AS have significantly higher rates of depression and anxiety than their typical peers. In this article, the authors present the outcomes of an intervention program participated by 46 adolescents with HFA/AS. The program aims to increase the prosocial verbal and non-verbal responses and to decrease the anti-social responses of adolescents with HFA/AS.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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