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Franke, Kathleen Blackburn; Hills, Kimberly; Huebner, E. Scott; Flory, Kate – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
We provided evidence regarding the reliability and validity of measures of assets and life satisfaction (LS) for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We identified levels of LS within this population, compared these levels to those of typically developing adolescents, and described the relation between assets and LS. Forty-six…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Age Differences
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Matheis, Maya; Matson, Johnny L.; Hong, Esther; Cervantes, Paige E. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
A growing body of research suggests that symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may present differently in males and females. This study examined gender differences in ASD symptoms and developmental functioning, using the "Baby and Infant Screen for Children with aUtism Traits, Part 1" (BISCUIT-Part 1) and the "Battelle…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Gender Differences, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Kalinli, Merve; Ekinci, Özalp; Günes, Serkan; Ekinci, Nuran – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Pena-Shokeir syndrome (PSS) is a rare, early lethal disease. PSS is characterized by fetal growth restriction, craniofacial deformities, multiple ankyloses and pulmonary hypoplasia. Because of the primary concern of physical health problems, psychiatric evaluation is frequently underestimated in PSS patients. Our case report describes a child with…
Descriptors: Autism, Diseases, Physical Health, Psychiatry
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Aran, Adi; Cassuto, Hanoch; Lubotzky, Asael; Wattad, Nadia; Hazan, Esther – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Anecdotal evidence of successful cannabis treatment in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are accumulating but clinical studies are lacking. This retrospective study assessed tolerability and efficacy of cannabidiol-rich cannabis, in 60 children with ASD and severe behavioral problems (age = 11.8 ± 3.5, range 5.0-17.5; 77% low functioning; 83% boys).…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Sleep
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Peñuelas-Calvo, Inmaculada; Sareen, Aditya; Sevilla-Llewellyn-Jones, Julia; Fernández-Berrocal, Pablo – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
We conducted a meta-analysis of 18 studies to establish whether a relation exists between Reading the Mind in the Eye Test (RMET) performance and intelligence quotient (IQ) in individuals diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorders (ASD) and controls, taking into account relevant characteristics such as age, gender, and autism quotient. Our findings…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Control Groups, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Almeida, Telma Sousa; Lamb, Michael E.; Weisblatt, Emma J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Twenty-seven autistic children and 32 typically developing (TD) peers were questioned about an experienced event after a two-week delay and again after a two-month delay, using the Revised National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Investigative Interview Protocol. Recall prompts elicited more detailed and more accurate…
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Memory, Recall (Psychology)
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Stronach, Sheri; Wiegand, Sarah; Mentz, Emily – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Increased public understanding of autism may lead to better access to services and participation in the community for individuals with autism. The goal of this study was to explore autism understanding and stigma among university students, and general community members recruited at a state fair. Participants between 18 and 79 years of age (n =…
Descriptors: Autism, Social Bias, Knowledge Level, College Students
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Bourke-Taylor, Helen M.; Jane, Fiona; Peat, Jennifer – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Substantial evidence identifies mothers of children with a disability as having a higher risk for compromised health outcomes and lifestyle restrictions secondary to caring responsibilities. Healthy Mothers Healthy Families (HMHF) is an evidence informed health and empowerment group-based workshop program. Methods: HMHF features health education…
Descriptors: Mothers, Workshops, Health Promotion, Disabilities
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Hull, Laura; Mandy, William; Lai, Meng-Chuan; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Allison, Carrie; Smith, Paula; Petrides, K. V. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
There currently exist no self-report measures of social camouflaging behaviours (strategies used to compensate for or mask autistic characteristics during social interactions). The Camouflaging Autistic Traits Questionnaire (CAT-Q) was developed from autistic adults' experiences of camouflaging, and was administered online to 354 autistic and 478…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Gardner, Lauren; Campbell, Jonathan M.; Westdal, June – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may interact with law enforcement officers (LEOs) as victims of crime, witnesses to crime, or suspects of crime. Interactions between LEOs and those with ASD may go awry which raises questions about levels of training, experiences, and knowledge acquired by LEOs. Seventy-two LEOs reported on their…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Law Enforcement, Police
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Tang, Julia S. Y.; Falkmer, Marita; Chen, Nigel T. M.; Bolte, Sven; Girdler, Sonya – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Recent years have seen an emergence of social emotional computer games for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These games are heterogeneous in design with few underpinned by theoretically informed approaches to computer-based interventions. Guided by the serious game framework outlined by Whyte et al. (Journal of Autism and…
Descriptors: Design, Educational Games, Youth, Autism
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Williams, Takeshia V.; Hartmann, Kathrin; Paulson, James F.; Raffaele, C. Teal; Urbano, Maria R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to understand how caregiver stress and coping behaviors impact African American and Euro-American families differently when caring for a child with autism. This study used discriminate function analysis to contrast the stress and coping profiles of Euro-American caregivers who are more acculturated with the…
Descriptors: Coping, Stress Variables, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Maras, Katie; Marshall, Imogen; Sands, Chloe – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
One-hundred-and-sixty jury-eligible participants read a vignette describing a male who was brought to the attention of police for suspicious and aggressive behaviours and displayed atypical behaviours in court. Half of participants were informed that he had autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and were given background information about ASD; the other…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Credibility, Labeling (of Persons)
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Dyson, Margaret W.; Chlebowski, Colby; Brookman-Frazee, Lauren – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Publicly funded mental health services play an important role in serving children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous research indicates a high likelihood of adaptations when therapists deliver evidence based practices to non-ASD populations, though less is known about therapists' use of adaptations for children with ASD receiving mental…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Therapy
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Schrott, Bastian; Kasperzack, Daria; Weber, Linda; Becker, Katja; Burghardt, Roland; Kamp-Becker, Inge – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often are faced with the challenges of difficult parenting situations. We explored the effectiveness of the Stepping Stones Triple P (SSTP) group parent training as an additional intervention in the treatment of ASD. Parents (n = 23) went through a waiting period and participated afterwards…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Autism
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